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Guardant Health // rare-cell diagnostics
, Full Time       Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020
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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 leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes & lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum.Guardant Healthhas launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360 & GuardantOMNI tests for advanced stage cancer patients & LUNAR assay for research use & for use in prospective clinical trials. In parallel,Guardant Healthis actively exploring the performance of the LUNAR assay in initial studies related to screening & early detection in asymptomatic individuals.

Job Description


The Lunar Research Team focuses on developing & implementing new technologies to improve early cancer detection. We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to be hands on in the lab & assist with the planning, developing & use of new molecular assays. You will handle samples from various sources & work with members within the team as well as interface with multiple teams such as process engineering, Tech Ops, & Bioinformatics.


  • Operate next generation sequencing instruments
  • Run sequencing sample preparation assays in medium to high throughput environment
  • Test & improve new sequencing sample preparation assays
  • Log & track research samples throughout sequencing workflow
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of lab supplies & laboratory instruments
  • Bring a can-do attitude to solve new & challenging problems in a high pace environment
  • Analyze data & troubleshoot issues within the tech dev team & among other teams
  • Collaborate with all functions within project teams
  • Engage in early design of products & perform experiments both independently & under the supervision of senior team members within Tech Dev & Bioinformatics groups
  • Present updates, write reports & SOPs, & contribute to technical discussions
  • Carefully accession & handle patient samples in the form of DNA, blood, & plasma
  • Organize & maintain the laboratory, supply inventory, & freezer storage



  • BSc or MSc in Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or related field
  • Minimum 1 yearof hands-on laboratory experience
  • Experience in molecular biology (preference given to experience with library preparation for sequencing)
  • Experience in handling biological samples (i.e. tissue, biofluid, etc) preferred
  • Experience in NGS data analysis using Python, R, etc is a bonus but not required
  • Attention to detail, safety, & good laboratory practices

Additional Information


Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies & use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, & biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

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