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Guardant Health

Developing technology that aims to transform cancer to a preventable and manageable disease.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Redwood City, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

We believe conquering cancer is a big data problem. That’s why we built the world’s leading comprehensive liquid biopsy. This non-invasive tool for accessing and sequencing tumor DNA is used by thousands of oncologists to help tens of thousands of advanced cancer patients. We believe the boom in cancer data acquisition we helped launch will drive important discoveries and new products. We’re working on some exciting ones, including in early detection, where the impact on patients can be profound. We’ve raised more than $500 million from investors including Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, OrbiMed, and SoftBank.

Job Description

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist 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.

POSITION DUTIES

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

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field
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

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

Additional Information

We would like to talk with you about our exciting projects we currently have ongoing. Please see guardanthealth.com/jobs for more information and to apply.