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Senior Automation Engineer Lab

Company: Guardant Health, Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 11, 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. Its Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage its capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs. In pursuit of its goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched multiple liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 and GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, which fuel its LUNAR development programs for recurrence and early detection. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 6,000 oncologists, over 50 biopharmaceutical companies and all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.

This role works out of our Headquarters in Redwood City, CA. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic Guardant Health has temporarily classified this role as 'partial working from home status,' meaning as duties apply this role the person will be expected onsite a few days a week. We will fully return onsite at HQ when it is determined safe to do so.

Are you a scientist or engineer with a proven track record of automation and scaling. Are you eager to take part in the development of high growth, a fast-paced company?

Do you have an interdisciplinary background in molecular biology, lab automation, and programming? Experience with design, development, testing, implementing, and supporting automated sample-processing workflows?

Do you have a background in a requirements-driven approach (withing a clinical laboratory/molecular biology-based laboratory?

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Apply scientific methods and engineering skills in efforts for scalability sample processing workflows.
  • Collaborate or lead cross-functional teams working in a variety of projects to explore, develop, optimize, test, and put in place scalable solutions for sample processing workflows.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of business and user requirements and improving efficiency, throughput, and quality of processes.
  • Contribute to protocol generation, report writing, and presentation preparation.
  • Operate, program, and troubleshoot liquid handling robotics platforms for whole blood separation - preferably on a Hamilton platform.
  • Integrate automated methods with sample tracking and data management software (is a plus)
  • BS degree in engineering or science, with 1-3 years of related experience. MS with 1+ years of related work experience will also be considered. Preferred degrees; Molecular Biology, Genetics or Biochemistry, Bioengineering or, Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Experience streamlining workflows, developing automated laboratory processes, and instrumentation systems, from concept generation. As well as requirements gathering through to process validation and implementation.
  • Hands-on experience with operating and programming liquid handling robotics platforms
  • Experience with Hamilton liquid handlers
  • Experience in automated development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) assays and/or standard molecular biology techniques. (ie: nucleic acid isolation and purification, DNA quantitation, PCR, etc.)
  • Experience working within regulated environments (IVD, LDT, etc.)
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills
  • Ability to work, internal & external with diverse scientific, engineering, operational, and regulatory disciplines.
  • Experience with statistical data analysis, monitoring data quality, and troubleshooting technical problems.
  • Has NGS or Diagnostic company background

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies up to 20 lbs and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposed 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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