Legacy helps you test, improve, and freeze your sperm
Legacy (YC S19) is a Series B startup focused on the fast-growing field of fertility and family planning. Founded at Harvard three years ago, the company has raised close to $50M from leading investors like FirstMark Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Section 32, and celebrities like Justin Bieber. The company has raised 4 rounds of venture funding in 2.5 years. Today, Legacy is the category leader, working with major insurers, major employers, and the military, in addition to its D2C offering.
What do we do?
We are building a complete digital health hub for future parents. We aim to change the outdated view that fertility is a "women's issue" by creating an accessible, affordable product for men. This includes everything from a mail-in kit for sperm testing & sperm freezing, personalized sperm improvement products, tele-health, DNA fragmentation analysis, supplements, and more.
A Laboratory Supervisor is sought by a leading company in the field of male fertility preservation to manage the day-to-day operations of its San Mateo lab. The ideal candidate will present the following criteria:
1. A minimum of a Bachelor of Science in physical, biological, chemical or animal sciences
2. Advanced wet lab experience (including a minimum of 1 year of laboratory testing in a CLIA certified high complexity lab)
3. Supervisorial lab experience (involving but not limited to the management of junior resources, material sourcing, problem escalation…)
4. Entrepreneurial spirit and ideally experience (e.g., project launch and management, team member recruitment and management, problem solving mindset…)
5. Andrology or a reproductive biology lab experience is preferred
The Lab Supervisor will report directly to the Laboratory Director.
The candidate will be expected to complete the following tasks:
Performance of semen analysis, sperm cryopreservation and sperm DNA fragmentation protocols among other lab methods which will be introduced in the future
Help with validating the above protocols under the direction of the Laboratory Director
Coordinate daily accession of samples
Responsible for the training of lab technicians (with support from Laboratory Director)
Responsible for implementation of quality control/quality assurance plans of the laboratory according to CLIA/COLA/CAP accreditation program
Manage the materials inventory
Coordinate transfer of specimens from and to the laboratory (short-term storage to long-term storage send-off to IVF clinics)
Manage laboratory operations, guarantee the consistent and fail-proof processing of client samples
Manage a team of lab technicians to complete lab processing work
Responsible for handling the growth of lab operations.
4 to 5 years of lab management (ideally in the field of male fertility)
Proven track record of wet lab experience and management with supporting references
Strong organizational skills and attention to details
Ability to rapidly detect lab operations roadblocks and propose solutions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent capacity to collaborate and coordinate across multiple teams
Demonstrated track record of successes in getting things on time
Why should you join us?
Look, there's lots of reasons to join any high-growth startup. "Get on a rocket ship" blah blah blah. If you're the kind of candidate we're looking for, then you already know this. Here are a few other reasons you might not already know:
We're a team of under 50 people , despite being at the Series B stage. You will be one of the first 50 employees and will profoundly impact where the company goes in the coming years.
Everyone thinks about becoming a parent. You will help couples on their journey to creating a family. You will help push society towards a fairer, more equitable place. You will be a trusted resource for men and women at the most intimate moment in their lives, including heterosexual couples, LGBTQ+ couples, and individuals who are thinking about how and when they'll want to have a family in the future.
We will invest in you like you wouldn't believe. Every single hire gets an executive coach. You'll get training for anything you need. We'll give you an unlimited 'Health & Wellness' stipend where we pay for 75% of anything you deem might improve your life (Mattresses, Pelotons, etc.) You'll have a 'buddy'. We'll set you up with a charity and match your contributions. And we will talk about your careers goals, aspirations, and feelings every single week.
(Oh - and of course you'll get the same health care, 401K, unlimited time off, and other perks that any serious company offers its team members today.)
Ultimately, we are here to win, and we believe that the best way to win is to help everyone bring their absolute best self to work. So our job is to help you be the best personal and professional version of yourself that you want to be.
Legacy (YC S19) is a Series B startup focused on the fast-growing field of fertility and family planning. Founded at Harvard, the company has now raised almost $50M from leading investors like FirstMark Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Section 32, Tribe Capital, and even celebrities like Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and others. For context, we've closed 4 venture rounds in 2.5 years, in addition to our celebrity round of funding.
What we're doing
We are building a complete digital health hub for future fathers/parents. We aim to change the outdated view that fertility is a "women's issue" by creating an accessible, affordable product for men & people with sperm. This includes everything from a mail-in kit for sperm testing & sperm freezing, personalized sperm improvement products, tele-health, DNA fragmentation analysis, supplements, and more.
Why are we the leader?
The company was founded at Harvard by a team of healthcare and fertility experts. We obsess about talent density and have out-executed our competitors over the past few years. Beyond our D2C channel, we've also unlocked:
Tell me about the team
We're a team of under 50, extremely diverse (majority female, majority immigrants, strong LGBQTIA+ representation, age range of 25-65), and very values driven. Our 5 values are customer centricity, reliability, kindness, openness, and winning.
Learn more about our values here: https://khaled-legacy.medium.com/legacys-values-and-why-they-matter-db116539d3da
Learn more about our workplace here: https://khaled-legacy.medium.com/how-and-why-legacy-is-reinventing-workplace-benefits-9e5fda6cb863
Read about our mission to humanize the path to parenthood: https://khaled-legacy.medium.com/how-and-why-legacy-is-reinventing-workplace-benefits-9e5fda6cb863
Learn more about sperm and why it matters here: docsend.com/view/zkgk7ws
Watch our recruiting video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyA7b1DBdIE