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Senior Research Associate, Technology Development (ONSITE)

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

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. Job Description To enable Guardant Health to lead the disruption of cancer treatments through non-invasive cancer screening, the Technology Development Team is seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Associate to help develop, test, and improve existing and new technologies for rare variant studies with next-generation sequencing. At Guardant, we leverage the most advanced technologies and work with leaders in many different fields to create the most impactful and meaningful technologies for cancer management. As a Research Associate supporting product and technology development, you will work with members within the team and interface with multiple teams including process engineering, clinical operations, bioinformatics, quality control, and regulatory affairs. You will be hands-on in the lab and be involved in the design, implementation, and validation of new technologies related to liquid biopsy sequencing assays for the detection, treatment, and monitoring of all cancer types. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Involved in the operation of liquid handlers and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) instruments Sample preparation for assays in medium to high throughput environment for NGS Log and track samples (Development and Validation) throughout the NGS workflow Execute verification and validation studies for NGS workflow Maintain appropriate inventory of lab supplies Analyze data and troubleshoot issues within the tech dev team and among other teams Collaborate with all functions within project teams Engage in the early design of products and perform experiments both independently and under the supervision of Senior team members. Conduct test protocols and procedures for verification and validation Be able to present updates, write reports and SOPs, and contribute to technical discussions Support the writing of protocols and reports for Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) submissions or FDA submissions Qualifications Experience with handling biological samples (i.e. tissue, blood and other biofluids) Excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience in documentation Experience with NGS assays or nucleic acid-based assays Hands-on with process automation for nucleic acid extraction and sample preparation Track record of executing analytical verification studies to validate NGS assays Experience working in a regulated product environment (LDT/IVD) Education: BS degree with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience, or preferably an MS degree with a minimum of 3 years of industry experience, in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related field. Additional Information 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, as consistent with applicable laws. 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. 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 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. Please visit our career page at: LI-JL1, LI-ONSITE

Keywords: Guardant Health, Redwood City , Senior Research Associate, Technology Development (ONSITE), IT / Software / Systems , Redwood City, California

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