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.
In order 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 Research
Associate I to support sustaining projects for our sequencing based
IVD-grade workflow in a fast-paced and highly regulated
environment. 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
As a Research Associate I in Technology Development, Sustain &
Support, you will work within the team to support current
sustaining efforts as well as interface with outside teams
including process engineering, clinical operations, research
operations, product management, and bioinformatics. You will be
hands on in the lab and be required to use existing assays and/or
assay prototypes to generate data in support of validating existing
workflows or creating new technologies related to liquid biopsy
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Work in a team environment and independently to develop, test
and validate technologies for NGS-based oncology diagnostics.
* Think creatively and apply knowledge to design experiments,
evaluate QC check points, and analyze NGS data for applications in
* Maintain lab work and experiment documentation, provide clear
communication on activities, present results during cross
functional team meetings.
* Be highly committed and deliver results in a fast-paced,
* B.S. with 1-3 years of industry experience in genomics or
molecular biology is required.
* Strong background in molecular biology and nucleic acid
chemistry is required.
* Strong track record of independent, self-directed research is
* Creativity and ability to design rigorous, hypothesis driven
experiments is required.
* Comprehensive knowledge of NGS sample preparation and
sequencing technologies is required.
* Excellent interdisciplinary communication skills including a
demonstrated ability to document and communicate scientific data is
* Experience with data analysis of NGS datasets using R, Python,
IGV, is preferred.
* Experience developing clinically validated tests in a
regulated environment, especially NGS-based tests, is highly
* Experience using and/or programming common laboratory
automation platforms (Tecan or Hamilton) is preferred.
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.
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