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Staff Scientist

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

  • Full-time 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 As a Scientist in the Technology Development Team, you will work with members within the team and interface with multiple teams including process engineering, clinical operations, research operations, and bioinformatics. You will be hands on in the lab and be required to design, implement, and validate new technologies related to liquid biopsy sequencing assays for the early detection, treatment, and monitoring of all cancer types. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Work in a team environment and independently to develop, test and improve sample isolation and preparation technologies for rare variant studies in circulating cell free nucleic acids with next-generation sequencing
    • Think creatively and apply knowledge to design experiments and analyze data for NGS applications in oncology diagnostics
    • Be highly committed and deliver results in a fast-paced start-up environment
    • Transfer new technologies into production environments, write supporting documentation.
    • Support troubleshooting activities within the clinical lab with support for ongoing technologies after they are transferred Qualifications
      • Comprehensive knowledge of nucleic acid sample isolation, preparation and NGS sequencing technologies
      • Strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, and working knowledge of genomics
      • Experience in development or optimization of nucleic acid technologies with a strong preference related to sequencing-based genomic assays, especially utilizing circulating cell-free nucleic acids
      • Deep technical knowledge of NGS library preparation, target enrichment, and rigorous product development practices
      • Experience with bioinformatics analysis of NGS data
      • Experience with liquid handling platforms is a plus
      • Excellent interdisciplinary communication skills required
      • Good organization skills, and detailed orientated
      • Self-driven and strong team player with proven track record Education:
        • Phd plus 8-12 years of experience in genomics or molecular biology field Additional Information Physical Requirements
          • Employee may frequently exert up to 20-50 pounds of force to push or lift equipment
          • This position requires standing/walking/crawling regularly 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 .

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