Full 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. 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.
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 Research Associate II to help develop, test and validate novel 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 II in the Technology Development team, you will work with members in the team and collaborate cross-functionally with members of technology development, bioinformatics, process engineering, automation, clinical development and operations. You will be hands-on in the lab, participating in efforts to develop, implement, validate, and transfer assays to our clinical lab. You will participate in teams supporting the maintenance and development of IVD and LDT products. An ideal candidate would have some level of experience with NGS assay development, working with automated platforms, and working in a regulated environment.
Your background will include:
The ability to handle biological samples (i.e., tissue, biofluid, etc.) is a must
Willing to do manual, repetitive lab work is a must
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Hands-on experience in running NGS sequencing platforms and assays
Experience with process automation for nucleic acid extraction and sample preparation
Strong foundation in molecular biology techniques, with preferred experience in the areas of sample preparation for NGS
Demonstrated ability to organize, document and communicate scientific data
Consummate team player: demonstrated ability to contribute in an environment where numerous contributions are required to accomplish complex goals
Enjoy working independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and able to adapt to change
Quantitative/analytical mindset- ability to segment complex problems into fundamental parts/basic principles, develop models and experimental tests for those models, and synthesize results into actionable solutions
Curiosity and drive
Sense of humor is a must
Experience in the following areas is highly desirable:
Product development in a regulated environment
Experience with NGS data analysis tools (Python, R, etc.)
Experience with assay development for automated liquid handling platforms
BSc. in Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or related field
Employee may frequently exert up to 20-50 pounds of force to push or lift equipment
This position requires standing/walking/crawling regularly
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.
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