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Scientist II, G360

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

To enable Guardant Health to lead the disruption of cancer, a Guardant360 assay development team is seeking a highly motivated, Scientist II to develop and validate cutting edge Guardant360 genotyping assays for advanced stage cancers. You will work closely with scientists and process engineers on the team as well as cross-functionally with members from bioinformatics, operations, software, quality, and regulatory affairs. You will be hands on in the lab and will design, implement, and validate novel assays for cancer treatment selection.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Design, execution, analysis, and documentation of hypothesis driven experiments to develop innovative NGS-based oncology assays Be responsible for assay development deliverables within a cross-functional team including process engineering, operations, bioinformatics, and software Explore new technologies to drive assay improvements and develop new assays Document product development requirements, development reports, SOPs, and validation results Be highly committed to deliver results in a fast-paced and dynamic start-up organization within Guardant Health Present data, proposals, and progress in various forums and to technical and non-technical audiences
Qualifications
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent work experience 3+ years experience in industry developing and validating of NGS assays Strong foundation in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques especially with regards to nucleic acids Experience developing nucleic acid extraction methods from a variety of source material in support of liquid biology assay Analytical mindset and experience with NGS data analysis tools (Python, R, IGV, JMP etc.) Demonstrated ability to organize, document, and concisely communicate scientific data High attention to detail, with the ability to create clear and concise experimental planning, documentation, and analysis Enjoy working independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment Ability to able to adapt to changing priorities Consummate team player: demonstrated ability to contribute in an environment where numerous inputs are required to accomplish complex goals
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with cross-functional teams including bioinformatics, operations, and process engineering Experience with assay development for automated liquid handling platforms Experience with epigenetic NGS assay development Familiarity with oncology or cancer biology
Additional Information

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 .

Keywords: Guardant Health, Redwood City , Scientist II, G360, Other , Redwood City, California

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