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 is designed to leverage our capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs.
In pursuit of our goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched two liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 and GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, and is developing programs for recurrence and early detection, called Project LUNAR. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 5,000 oncologists, over 40 biopharmaceutical companies and all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.
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 Staff Research Associate to help develop, test, and improve sample preparation technologies for rare variant studies with next-generation sequencing. 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 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 technologies related to liquid biopsy sequencing assays for the early detection, treatment, and monitoring of all cancer types.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Operate next generation sequencing instruments
Run sequencing sample preparation assays in medium to high throughput environment
Test and improve new sequencing sample preparation assays
Log and track research samples throughout sequencing workflow
Maintain appropriate inventory of lab supplies
Bring a can do attitude to solve new and challenging problems in a high pace environment
Analyze data and troubleshoot issues within the tech dev team and among other teams
Collaborate with all functions within project teams
Engage in early design of products and perform experiments both independently and under the supervision of Senior team members.
Be able to present updates, write reports and SOPs, and contribute to technical discussions
8-12 years related experience
The ability to handle biological samples (i.e. tissue, biofluid, etc) is a must
Excellent written and oral communication skills is a must
Professional hands-on experience in industrial setting in genomics field
Hands-on experience in running sequencing platforms and assays is a plus
Experience with process automation for nucleic acid extraction and sample preparation is a plus
Education: BSc, MSc or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related field
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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