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Staff Research Associate

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 To enable Guardant Health to lead the disruption of cancer diagnostics through non-invasive cancer screening, the Technology Development Team is seeking a highly motivated Senior or Staff Research Associate to help develop novel technologies for early detection and MRD with next-generation sequencing in a regulated environment. As a Senior or Staff Research Associate supporting product and technology development, you will work with members within the team and interface with multiple teams including process engineering, clinical operations, research operations, and bioinformatics. You will be hands-on in the lab and be required to design, implement, and validate new liquid biopsy sequencing assays for the early diagnosis and monitoring of all cancer types. Duties and Responsibilities: Develop, test, and validate new NGS-based automated assays for oncology diagnostics Work in a team environment to identify areas for improvement in the NGS assay workstream, propose and implement solutions Troubleshoot error modes in a clinical laboratory setting Synthesize large datasets and extract relevant trends using NGS data analysis tools (Python, R, IGV) Present data, proposals, and progress in various forums and to technical and non-technical audiences Train junior team members Ensure all work Qualifications Required skills: Strong background in molecular biology and nucleic acid chemistry Solid foundation in laboratory techniques including sample preparation for NGS Proven track record of independent experimental planning, execution and data interpretation Analytical mindset to dissect complex problems, develop hypotheses, test them, synthesize results to inform solutions. Team player who enjoys working in a collaborative environment to accomplish large projects Demonstrated ability to document and communicate scientific data to an interdisciplinary audience Ability to adapt and be successful in a fast-paced environment Preferred skills: Experience developing assays on automated liquid handling platforms Expertise in statistical analysis and visualization tools such as Python/R Experience developing products under design control Education: BS in biology, chemistry, or related disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience; or MS in biology, chemistry, or related disciplines with a minimum of 3 years of industry experience; or PhD. with a minimum of 1 year of industry experience. Additional Information Covid Vaccination Policy: Starting January 7, 2022, Guardant Health will require all employees to be fully vaccinated to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) request and obtain an approved exemption from Guardant---s COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation, as consistent with applicable laws. An employee is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccination. Acceptable vaccines are approved or under emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, fully-vaccinated employees will be required to maintain their fully-vaccinated status under this policy by obtaining, if applicable, any FDA-approved boosters. 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. Please visit our career page at: LI-JL1, LI-ONSITE

Keywords: Guardant Health, Redwood City , Staff Research Associate, Other , Redwood City, California

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