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Guardant Health focused on rare-cell diagnostics
   Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019
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  Company Description

Guardant Healthis a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets & advanced analytics.The Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage our capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory & reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes & lower healthcare costs.
In pursuit of our goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease,Guardant Healthhas launched two liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 & GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, & is developing programs for recurrence & early detection, called Project LUNAR. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 5,000 oncologists, over 40 biopharmaceutical companies & all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers

Job Description


The Accessioner - Clinical Research supports the processing & analysis of research samples, both from biopharma clients & clinical research projects. Whether it is helping understand how patients are responding to investigational therapies or accelerating our understanding of resistance & tumor evolution, the Accessioner - Clinical Research has a critical role in driving forward customers' understanding of tumor genomics through circulating tumor DNA sequencing.


  • Support the Clinical Research personnel with sample intake, accessioning & plasma isolation
  • Receive, unpack & process incoming clinical biohazardous specimens
  • Enter & verify data in the LIS database
  • Prepare samples for testing by centrifuging & isolating plasma from whole blood
  • Resolve & document incomplete or unacceptable specimens
  • Create sample batches, print labels & label tubes & batches
  • Support the administrative functions of the lab as required
  • Check, monitor & record temperature & perform root cause analysis of deviations & implement a resolution or initiate a service request when necessary
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • Perform, review & document laboratory quality control procedures
  • Perform equipment maintenance & maintain equipment logs & records according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures
  • Log & track research samples
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of lab supplies
  • Support the cleanliness of the laboratory by organizing & disinfecting racks, benchtops, freezers, fridges, & other laboratory equipment
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • Keep laboratory equipment in good working condition by applying quality control measures, by performing & documenting routine preventive maintenance
  • Operate, maintain & troubleshoot equipment according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures
  • Review, interpret & report results as assigned
  • Assist with training of new laboratory personnel & training of new procedures with existing personnel
  • Prepare reagents required for testing
  • Participate in the inspection preparation activities as needed
  • Participate in introduction of assay improvements, new assay configurations & validation
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers & non-laboratory personnel
  • Perform other laboratory duties as assigned
  • Write & review of procedures, documents & forms; & assisting with study binders
  • Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Laboratory Supervisor, Laboratory Director or Safety Officer
  • Filing documents, such as reports & test requisition forms
  • Minimum of one yearof hands-on laboratory experience
  • Previous laboratory experience preferred
  • Associate or Bachelor degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Attention to detail, safety, & good laboratory practices
  • Able to integrate & apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Able to prioritize & drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques preferred
  • Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly, & honestly
  • Strong automation & computing skills
  • Strong technical skills & job & industry knowledge
  • Strong professionalism & leadership skills
  • Strong project management abilities


  • Hours & days may vary depending on operational needs
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary
  • Exposure to hazardous materials, blood specimens & instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, & high-speed centrifugation
  • Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary
  • Some lifting (up to 25 pounds) may be necessary
Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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 & will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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