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Clinical Laboratory Scientist (EG23)

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description
Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary 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 commercially launched Guardant360 -, Guardant360 CDx, Guardant360 TissueNext---, Guardant360 Response---, and GuardantOMNI - tests for advanced stage cancer patients, and Guardant Reveal--- for early-stage cancer patients. The Guardant Health screening portfolio, including the Shield--- test, aims to address the needs of individuals eligible for cancer screening.
Job Description
About the Role:
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.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 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 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
        Covid Vaccination Policy: Guardant Health requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. We follow the CDC guidelines for the definition of "fully vaccinated", meaning an employee is consider fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccination, and necessary booster vaccines. 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. Candidates may request an exemption from Guardant's COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation, as consistent with applicable laws. Candidates will not be able to start their employment with Guardant until they show proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption. Company policy requires that you be fully vaccinated in order to work on-site, visit customers, or attend Company meetings.
        *pay transparency*
        The US base salary range for this full-time position is to . The range does not include benefits, and if applicable, bonus, commission, or equity. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries across all US locations for the posted role with the exception of any locations specifically referenced below (if any).
        For positions based in Palo Alto, CA or Redwood City, CA, the base salary range for this full-time position is $108,000 to $146,000. The range does not include benefits, and if applicable, bonus, commission, or equity.
        Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including, but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. If you are selected to move forward, the recruiting team will provide details specific to the factors above.
        Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
        Guardant Health is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our hiring processes for candidates with disabilities, long-term conditions, mental health conditions, or sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need support, please reach out to
        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.
        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.
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