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Clinical Laboratory Scientist II (2nd shift Mon-Fri)

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360 -, Guardant360 CDx and GuardantOMNI - tests for advanced stage cancer patients. These tests fuel development of its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early-stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection.

About The Role

Job Description

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for performing high complexity laboratory testing (Next generation DNA sequencing) on patient specimens, performing quality control and quality assurance procedures, interpreting and reporting patient results, and complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires keeping meticulous and organized records, excellent attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and be flexible with tasks and schedules.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Perform laboratory tests, procedures and analyses per the laboratory's standard operating procedures
  • Review, interpret and report patient results in LIMS
  • Independently identify and troubleshoot high complexity problems that adversely affect the test performance
  • Perform, review and document laboratory quality control procedures
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • Perform and document routine preventive maintenance
  • Assist with training of new laboratory personnel
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of laboratory supplies for daily operations and prepare reagents required for testing
  • Perform and document reagent qualification per the approved protocols
  • Perform annual review of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Laboratory Supervisor or Safety Officer
  • Participate in introduction of assay improvements, new assay configurations and validation
  • Perform other miscellaneous laboratory duties as assigned and assist others as time allows
    Education And Experience

    Qualifications
    • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license
    • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field
    • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations
    • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
    • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
    • Ability to work as part of a team
      Covid Vaccination Policy: Starting January 7, 2022, Guardant Health will require all employees to be fully vaccinated to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) request and obtain an approved exemption from Guardant's COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation. An employee is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccination. Acceptable vaccines are approved or under emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, fully-vaccinated employees will be required to maintain their fully-vaccinated status under this Policy by obtaining, if applicable, any FDA-approved boosters.

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING ENVIRONMENT
      • Hours and days may vary depending on operational needs
      • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary.
      • May be exposed to hazardous materials, blood specimens and instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, and high speed centrifugation (Generally Laboratory and Client Services employees only)
      • Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary
      • Some lifting (up to 25 pounds) may be necessary
        Additional Information

        Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

        All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

        Please visit our career page at: http://www.guardanthealth.com/jobs/

        To learn more about the information collected when you apply for a position at Guardant Health, Inc. and how it is used, please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.

Keywords: Guardant Health, Redwood City , Clinical Laboratory Scientist II (2nd shift Mon-Fri), Healthcare , Redwood City, California

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