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Guardant Health // rare-cell diagnostics
, Full Time       Posted: Saturday, February 15, 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

Job Description

To enable Guardant Health to lead the disruption of cancer treatments through non-invasive cancer screening, the Technology Development Team is seeking a highly motivated Staff Research Associate to help test & validate novel technologies for early detection & MRD with next-generation sequencing in a regulated environment. At Guardant, we leverage the most advanced technologies & work with leaders in many different fields to create the most impactful & meaningful technologies for cancer management.

As a Staff Research Associatein the LUNAR Technology Development Team, you will work with members within the team & interface with multiple teams including process engineering, clinical operations, research operations, & bioinformatics. You will be hands on in the lab & be required to design, implement, & validate new technologies related to liquid biopsy sequencing assays for the early detection, treatment, & monitoring of all cancer types.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be able to work in a team environment & independently to develop, test & validate technologies for NGS-based oncology diagnostics.
  • Think creatively & apply knowledge to design experiments & analyze NGS data for applications in oncology diagnostics.
  • Document product development requirements & validation results.
  • Be highly committed & deliver results in a fast-paced, rigorous environment.
  • Teach & mentor junior team members.

  • Ph.D. with 0-1 years of industry experience in genomics or molecular biology is required.
  • Strong background in molecular biology & nucleic acid chemistry is required.
  • Strong track record of independent, self-directed research is required.
  • Creativity & ability to design rigorous, hypothesis driven experiments are required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NGS sample preparation & sequencing technologies is required.
  • Excellent interdisciplinary communication skills including a demonstrated ability to document & communicate scientific data is required.

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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