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.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist II is responsible for performing high complexity laboratory testing (Next generation DNA sequencing) on patient specimens, performing quality control and quality assurance procedures, interpreting and reporting patient results, and complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires keeping meticulous and organized records, excellent attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and be flexible with tasks and schedules.
Perform laboratory tests, procedures and analyses per the laboratory’s standard operating procedures
Review, interpret and report patient results in LIMS
Independently identify and troubleshoot high complexity problems that adversely affect the test performance
Perform, review and document laboratory quality control procedures
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
Perform and document routine preventive maintenance
Assist with training of new laboratory personnel
Maintain sufficient inventory of laboratory supplies for daily operations and prepare reagents required for testing
Perform and document reagent qualification per the approved protocols
Perform annual review of Standard Operating Procedures
Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Laboratory Supervisor or Safety Officer
Participate in introduction of assay improvements, new assay configurations and validation
Perform other miscellaneous laboratory duties as assigned and assist others as time allows
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license (Generalist or CGMBS)
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field
2+ years for work experience in a clinical laboratory
Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations
Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
Ability to work as part of a team
Strong communication skills with the ability to forge relationships across organizations and groups
Team player with a “can-do” attitude (must)
Python & SQL programming skills (plus)
Ability to visualize data, interpret your findings, and communicate
Enjoy learning new skills and teaching others what you have learned
Love challenges and embrace it!
Practiced 5s or lean principles in a lab setting (plus)
Highly organized and enjoy building structure and process in the lab
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING ENVIRONMENT
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 (Generally Laboratory and Client Services employees only)
Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary
Some lifting (up to 25 pounds) may be necessary
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.
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