Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets & advanced analytics. Its Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage its capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory & reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes & lower healthcare costs. In pursuit of its goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched multiple liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 & GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, which fuel its LUNAR development programs for recurrence & early detection. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 6,000 oncologists, over 50 biopharmaceutical companies & all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.
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 Scientist to help develop, test & validate novel technologies for rare variant 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 Scientist in the LUNAR Technology Development team, you will work with members of the team & collaborate cross-functionally with members of technology development, bioinformatics, process engineering, automation, clinical development, & operations. You will be hands-on in the lab, leading & participating in efforts to develop, implement, validate, & transfer assays to our clinical lab. You will lead & participate in teams supporting the development of IVD & LDT products. An ideal candidate would have experience with NGS assay development for automated platforms in a regulated environment.Preference is given to candidates with experience developing/optimizing oligonucleotide-based assay methodology including hybrid capture-related methods.
- Execute studies aimed at improving & streamlining NGS assays
- Collaborate cross-functionally to facilitate the effective transfer of methods & processes to the CLIA lab
- Identify areas for improvement in assay work stream & propose & implement solutions
- Ensure all work is performed & documented in compliance with applicable regulatory & quality practices (CLIA/CAP, IVD (Design Control), ISO13485)
- Present data, proposals, & progress in various forums & to technical & non-technical audiences
- Strong foundation in molecular biology techniques including sample preparation for NGS
- Quantitative/analytical mindset- ability to segment complex problems into fundamental parts/basic principles, develop models & experimental tests for those models, & synthesize results into actionable solutions
- Experience with NGS data analysis tools (Python, R, IGV, etc.)
- Demonstrated ability to organize, document & communicate scientific data
- Sense of humor is a must
- Consummate team player: demonstrated ability to contribute in an environment where numerous contributions are required to accomplish complex goals
- Enjoy working independently & collaboratively in a fast-paced environment & able to adapt to change
- Curiosity & drive
Experience in the following areas is highly desirable:
- Product development in a regulated environment
- Experience with assay development for automated liquid handling platforms
- Experience optimizing/developing oligonucleotide- & hybrid capture- based technologies.
- PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related field & 5+years of relevant work experience
Physical demands /working environment:
Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies & use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/lab 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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