Career Opportunities

Corporate Summary

Foresight Diagnostics is a cancer diagnostics company developing a novel liquid biopsy test for the measurement of minimal residual disease (MRD) for aid in patient management that is funded by leading diagnostics VC firms in Silicon Valley. Foresight’s cell-free DNA testing platform was developed in the labs of two prominent professors at Stanford University and is backed by several major Cell and Nature publications. The company has garnered significant partnering interest from multiple pharmaceutical companies in oncology and is poised for rapid growth. Foresight Diagnostics is headquartered in Aurora, Colorado.

As a new member of our cross-functional team, you will be responsible for assisting in the testing activities of a new technology that allows for quicker cancer diagnostics. You have a degree in a wet science and a couple of years of research experience in NGS, PCR and/or bio sample management. BUT, what sets you apart is your intense curiosity and drive for a solution. You are meticulously organized and enjoy brainstorming with your team to find improvements in assay performance. This is a unique opportunity to work in a profitable production lab researching diagnostics that will greatly impact cancer treatment. If you want to be a part of the future of cancer diagnostics, let’s chat!

Responsibilities

  • Performing analytical testing activities, including specimen accessioning, testing, quality control, and validation studies according to laboratory operating procedures.
  • Maintaining reagents, consumables, stock solutions and supply inventory, including preparation and aliquoting of reagents
  • Collaborating with R&D to design and analyze data for assessing assay performance
  • Maintaining accurate documentation and taking corrective actions when test deviates from established performance specifications
  • Following procedures to ensure safety, security, quality and accuracy of results
  • Jumping in to help wherever you can to make a difference 

Requirements

  • BS/BA in Molecular Biology or another Wet Science   
  • At least 2 years of laboratory research in NGS, PCR and/or bio sample management – CLIA lab experience is a plus.
  • Deep understanding of scientific principles, testing procedures, and molecular biology techniques
  • Strong aseptic laboratory skills with the ability to perform precise, complex lab procedures
  • Inquisitive and analytical mind driven by data yet flexible and open to new ideas
  • Exceptional communication skills; written and verbal, with an innate ability to listen actively and query insightfully
  • Proficient with Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • Dedicated to making a difference in a fast-paced startup environment.

Compensation

We offer highly competitive salary and benefits combined with a generous equity package. You will be working on interesting problems with extremely high impact. We promote the professional development of our employees and will encourage upward mobility within the company for high performing employees.  Foresight Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary $50,000 - $65,000 depending on experience.

As a core member of our team, you will be acting as the technical lead; driving R&D efforts for new product introductions and regulatory submissions of cutting-edge cancer diagnostic NGS assays. You are a scientist with a track record of professional success evidenced by your strategic career trajectory. Your academic research and recent industry experience have provided you a deep technical understanding of NGS assays and data analysis. You thrive in a collaborative team environment. This is a unique opportunity to work in a profitable production lab researching diagnostics that will greatly impact cancer treatment. If you want to be a part of the future of cancer diagnostics, let’s chat!

Responsibilities

  • Developing and validating cutting-edge cancer diagnostic NGS assays
  • Driving the development efforts to optimize assay performance and improve laboratory processes
  • Performing complex analysis of large genomic data sets in collaboration with the bioinformatics team
  • Maintaining documentation in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices and Quality Systems Requirements
  • Collaborating toward the best outcomes, presenting updates, analyses and conclusions
  • Following procedures to ensure safety, security, quality, and accuracy of results
  • Mentoring junior team members so we all continue to grow!

Requirements


  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry
  • Postdoc academic research and at least 2 years of industry experience or 4 years of industry in lieu of postdoc research
  • Deep technical understanding of NGS assay development and NGS data analysis
  • Demonstrated experience with NGS library preparation, hybrid capture-based target enrichment and Illumina sequencing workflows
  • Passion for growing junior scientists through coaching and leading by example
  • Ability to design and interpret results aimed at improving assay performance
  • Proficiency with Python, R, Bash scripting or similar languages will get our attention!
  • Experience with standard NGS bioinformatic tools and external genomic datasets
  • Confident communicator with an innate ability to listen actively, query insightfully and deliver information respectfully
  • Humility, competency and curiosity - you know your stuff but enjoy brainstorming with others for the best outcome
  • Dedicated to making a difference in a fast-paced startup environment.

Compensation

We offer highly competitive salary and benefits combined with a generous equity package. You will be working on interesting problems with extremely high impact. We promote the professional development of our employees and will encourage upward mobility within the company for high performing employees.  Foresight Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary $90,000 - $125,000 depending on experience.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for building a data infrastructure that advances our clinical diagnostic development and reporting. You will work with the bioinformatics and laboratory teams to integrate data services and build tools to empower the clinical, operations, and and R&D teams. You are a professional software engineer with extensive experience in building reliable and scalable databases using modern cloud technologies. You will design and institute data management best practices for the organization, while working technically as an individual contributor. Your work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multitask, and ability to work both independently and in a team environment. As a leader, you enjoy mentoring junior engineers and are ready to guide projects from concept to product.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and maintain databases to integrate and mine our data, such as molecular test results and/or clinical data
  • Build a roadmap for data engineering and work to integrate our data sources as we scale
  • Provide data & analysis services for real-time tracking of clinical results and key laboratory performance metrics
  • Collaborate with the bioinformatics team to develop tools for data-driven R&D experimentation (e.g. to improve algorithms)
  • Work closely with quality/regulatory departments to ensure your work meets appropriate information security and laboratory standards, including writing user documentation
  • Work cross functionally to collect requirements, develop plans, and execute projects
  • Communicate effectively to both engineers and general audiences
  • Lead by training fellow engineers, participating in design discussions & code reviews, and identifying new technologies to keep Foresight at the forefront of clinical diagnostics

Requirements

  • BA/BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related field, and a passion for molecular biology or bioinformatics
  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience, such as in building data solutions for medium to large datasets (100TB+)
  • An outstanding command of Python, Git, and cloud data/services (Google Cloud Platform or AWS) - bonus points for experience working with next-generation sequencing (NGS) data
  • An expert in database architecture and orchestration, including deep understanding of SQL and implementing microservices & APIs – experience working at scale with deployment automation tools (e.g. Terraform), ETL pipelines, analytical data warehouses, and data pipeline tools is a plus
  • Experience mentoring and coaching, plus a desire to help build the SWE team as we grow
  • Experience implementing infrastructure following standards and compliance guidelines– experience developing software in compliance with ISO62304 is a plus
  • Ability to understand the needs of computational and experimental scientists in our highly collaborative environment and design innovative solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for both scientific and general audiences

Compensation

We offer highly competitive salary and benefits combined with a generous equity package. You will be working on interesting problems with extremely high impact. We promote the professional development of our employees and will encourage upward mobility within the company for high performing employees.  Foresight Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary $130,000-190,000 depending on experience.

This is a remote/flexible position.

As a Senior Software Engineer - DevOps, you will be responsible for building the cloud compute infrastructure for our clinical diagnostic workflows. You will work with the bioinformatics team to automate R&D pipelines, and transfer software into a regulated, production environment. You are a professional software engineer with extensive experience in modern cloud infrastructure and building backend services that satisfy business standards. This engineer will be primarily hands-on technically and will institute software engineering best practices for the organization. Your work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multitask, and ability to work both independently and in a team environment. As a leader, you enjoy mentoring junior engineers and are ready to take on a leadership role.

Responsibilities


  • Architect, build, and and maintain our cloud-based computing and data services required to run bioinformatics pipelines at scale
  • Establish and disseminate practices for the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including source code management & continuous integration/deployment (CI/CD)
  • Collaborate with the bioinformatics team to transition R&D pipelines into production, including LIMS integration
  • Develop tools to facilitate R&D experimentation
  • Work closely with quality/regulatory departments to ensure your work meets appropriate information security and laboratory standards, including writing user documentation
  • Communicate your plans and work to both engineers (e.g. bioinformatics team) and general audiences
  • Lead by training fellow engineers, participating in design discussions & code reviews, and identifying new technologies to keep Foresight at the forefront of clinical diagnostics


Requirements


  • BA/BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related field, and a passion for molecular biology or bioinformatics
  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience, such as in building modern cloud infrastructures with Google Cloud Platform (preferred) or AWS
  • An outstanding command of Python, Git, Kubernetes, containerization (e.g. Docker), infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform), and workflow orchestration (e.g. SnakeMake, NextFlow) - bonus points for experience with next-generation sequencing (NGS) data pipelines and bioinformatics tools (e.g. samtools, bedtools, BWA)
  • Experience mentoring and coaching, plus a desire to help build the SWE team as we grow
  • Experience working in a regulated laboratory environment (CLIA, IVD development) is a plus.
  • Ability to work with both computational and experimental scientists in our highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for both scientific and general audiences


Compensation

We offer highly competitive salary and benefits combined with a generous equity package. You will be working on interesting problems with extremely high impact. We promote the professional development of our employees and will encourage upward mobility within the company for high performing employees.  Foresight Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary $130,000-190,000 depending on experience.

This is a remote/flexible position.

We are looking for a motivated Staff Accountant / Accounting Manager to lead the company's financial procedures and maintain records and statements for compliance with laws and regulations. Reporting to the CFO, the successful candidate’s responsibilities include maintaining financial records and reports, performing account reconciliations, assisting with budget and close processes, conducting internal audits, maintaining accounts payable documentation and supporting other tasks as needed. This role offers a huge opportunity for growth within a startup organization as the company scales and the accounting/finance departments expand. The role also offers the opportunity to learn about the cancer diagnostics industry and Foresight’s unique technology which has the potential to significantly impact patient care.

Responsibilities

  • Manage company’s AR and AP processes (bookkeeping, accounting, reconciliations, communication with vendors and customers etc)
  • Close books and statements for each month, quarter, year
  • Maintaining the company’s financial records and organizational system
  • Coordinate with tax consulting company for tax filings (state, federal) and other corporate compliance filings
  • Work closely with HR on employee payroll and benefits
  • Prepare financial documents such as business reports, financial forecasts, and statements to understand the financial state of business
  • Participate in near term and long-term financial planning and budgeting for the company

Requirements

  • 3+ years of accounting experience in the life sciences industry 
  • Familiarity with Colorado tax laws
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP standards and internal controls
  • Possess solid P&L and general ledger account analysis skills
  • Extensive experience with QuickBooks and Bill.com
  • Bookkeeping experience
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • CPA certification desirable
  • Undergraduate or master’s degree in accounting, finance, or economics
  • Ability to take ownership of issues and ensure timely resolution

Compensation

Title and salary will be commensurate with candidate experience.  We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits combined with a generous equity package. You will be working on interesting problems with extremely high impact. We promote the professional development of our employees and will encourage upward mobility within the company for high performing employees.  Foresight Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary $50,000 - $100,000 depending on experience.