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At Trovagene we are working on the cutting edge of diagnostics development. We offer a culture that encourages and rewards personal initiative, teamwork, and creativity in an open and positive environment. Trovagene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Current Vacancies

Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Full-Time - 40 hours week

Summary of Position

Join us as we develop revolutionary new tests, based upon proprietary technologies that can change the face of molecular diagnostics and improve patient care.  Trovagene is a small and growing company that is NASDAQ listed and looking for growth-oriented laboratory and research professionals to join our team.

We are currently expanding test offerings through our CLIA laboratory and are looking for laboratory professionals to join our team.  A California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license (CLS) is required, and we prefer candidates with a molecular diagnostics background who have at least three years of experience in a high complexity clinical testing laboratory.  We are looking for experience as well as potential for future growth and development. 

Trovagene is located just a 10 minute walk from the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station, making the train a convenient transportation option.

Hours: 40 hours per week.

Job Description


  • CA CLS license required (MTA or MTP)
  • B.S. in a scientific discipline required
  • 3+ years direct experience in a laboratory performing high complexity testing
  • 2+ out of last five years working in molecular microbiology setting desirable
  • Previous molecular diagnostics experience such as DNA isolation and PCR, Capillary electrophoresis, and/or DNA sequencing highly desired
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills.


  • Perform high complexity nucleic acid based testing procedures:
    • Receive and process clinical specimens
    • Data enter into a computerized database
    • Label and route specimens appropriately
    • Evaluate test runs for acceptable performance
    • Enter results of testing and review reports to ensure accurate reporting
    • Calculate results using testing data with both manual and computerized procedures
    • Recognize problems and initiate troubleshooting steps to evaluate testing failures and other problems
  • Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Evaluate instrument performance check results. Perform linearity, accuracy and precision checks as required
  • Perform Quality Control and calibrations as required
  • Monitor and maintain a consistent supply of reagents and consumables
  • Prepare, test and evaluate new reagents or controls
  • Provide technical guidance to laboratory assistants and associates and other Clinical Laboratory Scientists
  • Review and edit technical instructions and standard operating procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • The ideal candidate will also possess the following attributes:
    • Good interpersonal, organizational and communications skills
    • Able to adapt well to changes in procedures, workload and time schedules.
    • Able to also perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

  • Moderate Physical effort (up to 40lbs)
  • Must be able to use hands to pipette and to perform other repetitive manipulation of equipment and materials
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk for long periods during the course of the day
  • Possible exposure to biological and/or chemical hazards
  • Must comply with required safety measures, and assist lab management team in safety compliance

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11055 Flintkote Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121
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