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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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

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 ABOUT THE ROLEThe Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for performing high complexity laboratory testing (Next generation DNA sequencing) on patient specimens, performing quality control and quality assurance procedures, interpreting and reporting patient results, and complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires keeping meticulous and organized records, excellent attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and be flexible with tasks and schedules.POSITION DUTIESPerform laboratory tests, procedures and analyses per the laboratorys standard operating proceduresReview, interpret and report patient results in LIMSIndependently identify and troubleshoot high complexity problems that adversely affect the test performancePerform, review and document laboratory quality control proceduresDocument all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratorys established performance specificationsPerform and document routine preventive maintenanceAssist with training of new laboratory personnelMaintain sufficient inventory of laboratory supplies for daily operations and prepare reagents required for testingPerform and document reagent qualification per the approved protocolsPerform annual review of Standard Operating ProceduresReport all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Laboratory Supervisor or Safety OfficerParticipate in introduction of assay improvements, new assay configurations and validationPerform other miscellaneous laboratory duties as assigned and assist others as time allows Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCECalifornia Clinical Laboratory Scientist or CGMBS licenseBachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related fieldWorking knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulationsAble to integrate and apply feedback in a professional mannerAble to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on qualityAbility to work as part of a teamPHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING ENVIRONMENTHours and days may vary depending on operational needsStanding or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary.May be exposed to hazardous materials, blood specimens and instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, and high speed centrifugation (Generally Laboratory and Client Services employees only)Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessarySome lifting (up to 25 pounds) may be necessary Additional Information 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.Please visit our career page at: .#LI-PD1

Keywords: Guardant Health, Redwood City , Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Other , Redwood City, California

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