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ABOUTOUR 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 & 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 & 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, & SoftBank.

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 Research Associate to join the data generation team, supporting development & testing of sample preparation technologies for rare variant & epigenetic studies with next-generation sequencing. 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 Research Associate supporting product & technology development, 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 use existing assays and/or assay prototypes to generate data in support of new technologies related to liquid biopsy sequencing assays.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operate next generation sequencing instruments
  • Run sequencing sample preparation assays in medium to high throughput environment using automated or semi-automated workflows
  • Log & track research samples throughout sequencing workflow
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of lab supplies
  • Bring a can do attitude to solve new & challenging problems in a high pace environment
  • Collaborate with all functions within project teamsBe able to present updates, write reports & SOPs, & contribute to technical discussions

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • The ability to handle biological samples (i.e. tissue, biofluid, etc) is a must
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills is a must
  • Professional hands-on experience in industrial setting in genomics field is a plus (operational experience is preferred)
  • Hands-on experience in running sequencing platforms & assays is a plus
  • Experience with process automation for nucleic acid extraction & sample preparation is a plus

Additional Information

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