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.
The Manager of Biospecimen Management is responsible for supervision of Biospecimen Management Lead(s) and Supervisor(s). The Manager may supervise the daily operation of the Laboratory. The Manager must be comfortable working with LIMs. The Manager monitors quality control and quality assurance, writes and reviews standard operating procedures, addresses issues and takes remedial action when needed. The Manager ensures laboratory staff are correctly trained on all processes. The Manager may partner with Technical Development and Enterprise Software team to develop new procedures or enable continuous improvement activities. The Manager demonstrates good judgment, sound analysis and decision making, the ability to remain professional and composed under pressure and the ability to communicate effectively across levels and functions. The Manager will ensure that the Biospecimen Management Lab team adheres to CLIA and CAP standards. The Manager complies with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements and operates under the direction of the Laboratory Director and Director of Biospecimen Management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides supervision of the Biospecimen Management Supervisor(s) and Lead(s), may supervise other Biospecimen Management personnel and also daily procedures;
Writes and reviews standard operating procedures, performs other administrative duties including but not limited to: writing and reviewing employee performance evaluations, protocols, clinical trial sample tracking and equipment maintenance forms;
Works closely with the Clinical Operations Supervisors and Client Services Department in developing efficiencies/processes between the functional areas to ensure that SOPs and best practices for each department are met;
May work with Technical Development and Software team to implement new process according to business needs;
Reviews and documents routine preventive maintenance;
Oversees training and competency of new and existing laboratory personnel;
Participates in audits and inspections;
Represents the Biospecimen Management Department in cross-functional meetings
Manages and leads department projects and goals;
Supports the Biospecimen Management team and is responsible for the daily operations of the laboratory including but not limited to scheduling, independently troubleshooting and resolving problems; and
Reports all quality and/or safety concerns to the Laboratory Director or Safety Officer.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field;
At least five years of Guardant Health Clinical Laboratory experience or equivalent high complexity and volume laboratory experience preferred;
At least two years of supervisory experience preferred;
Working knowledge of Biorepository software and LIMs;
Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations;
Laboratory experience within the last year preferred;
Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner;
Ability to analyze and problem solve basic issues that impact lab operation;
Ability to work as part of a team;
Strong computer skills;
Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly, and honestly;
Outstanding professionalism, leadership, and communications skills;
Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed;
Ability to provide direct supervision to laboratory personnel; and
Strong project management abilities.
Hours and days may vary depending on operational needs;
Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary;
May be exposed to hazardous materials, blood specimens and instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation;
May be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment;
Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; and
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
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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