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Senior Quality Specialist, Clinical Laboratory

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Job Description:

Company DescriptionGuardant 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 is designed to leverage our capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs.In pursuit of our goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched two liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 and GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, and is developing programs for recurrence and early detection, called Project LUNAR. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 5,000 oncologists, over 40 biopharmaceutical companies and all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.Job DescriptionThis Sr. Quality Specialist, Clinical Laboratory will support Guardant Health’s quality system requirements, and conformance to regulatory requirements. This role will be focused on leading and providing support to major projects, investigations, training and CAPAs. This role will drive for efficiency in procedures and practices for the Clinical Laboratory and identify opportunities for continual improvement.Responsible for owning all activities related to the clinical laboratory, including activites related to pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical phasesSupport clinical laboratory related issues and work closely to determining root cause and potential preventative/corrective actionsEnsure that training and competency for the clinical laboratory is maintainedReview and approve any laboratory validation life cycle documentation including, protocols and reportsPerform trending analysis (Quality Metrics) on a routine basis by identifying, generating and publishing metrics and reports related to the Quality System performance and reporting anomalies to managementEnsure that the laboratory licenses are maintainedRepresent Quality at cross functional meetingsSupport other routine Quality processes such as document control, employee training, investigations, equipment qualifications, internal audits, as requiredServe as a Subject Matter Expert for Laboratory Operations internal or external matters. Participates in inspection readiness activities and is significantly involved in inspections by regulatory agencies.Develop and maintain organized records that demonstrate compliance to all company processes, regulations, and the company's QMSEnsure that all policies, procedures, and records are reviewed and approvedExecute special projects as assignedReport and document all concern of test quality and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer, as applicable.QualificationsB.S. degree in a scientific discipline5+ years of quality experience in a CLIA/CAP laboratoryExperience in compliance with quality standards in a regulated Molecular laboratory (e.g. CLIA, CAP, NYSDOH, etc.)Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to share and receive information from all levels of the organizationAbility to work effectively in a team environment and build strong working relationshipsAbility to successfully balance and prioritize multiple ongoing projects/tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environmentAbility to identify, analyze and solve problems with minimal direction and escalate concerns to managementProven attention to detail and accuracyHigh degree of initiative and self-motivationDrive for results and continual improvement - ensure procedures and processes are in place that lead to the delivery of quality results and continually assess their effectiveness to drive continual improvementExperience with Microsoft Office suite and Internet for business useWorking knowledge of GCP, ISO 15189 preferredExperience with utilizing a Laboratory Information Management System is preferredAdditional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies up to 20 lbs 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.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.#LI-JL1SummaryType: Full-timeFunction: Quality Assurance

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