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Research Associate I, Technology Development Sustain & Support

Company: Guardant Health, Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job 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.

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 management.

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 sequencing.

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 oncology diagnostics.

* 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, rigorous environment.

* 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 required.

* 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 required.

* 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 preferred.

* 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.

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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Keywords: Guardant Health, Inc., Redwood City , Research Associate I, Technology Development Sustain & Support, Other , Redwood City, California

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