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Guardant Health // rare-cell diagnostics
 
   Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2019
 
   
 
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ABOUTOUR COMPANY

Guardant Health develops breakthrough diagnostic technologies to improve cancer management. With Guardant360, we offer real-time, biopsy-free tumor sequencing that tracks tumor genomics in real-time & identifies associated treatment options. The assay is used by more than 6,000 oncologists & we partner with more than 50 biopharma companies.

Guardant Health raised over $550M from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, OrbiMed & Softbank, before having a successful IPO on NASDAQ in 2018. Guardant is led by a seasoned management team of thought leaders & successful serial entrepreneurs in next generation sequencing & rare cell diagnostics. They are advised by an oncologist-led medical steering committee from leading cancer centers.

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:

  • 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
Qualifications

Education:

  • BSc, MSc or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or related field

Local candidates in San Francisco Bay area preferred.

Additional Information

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

 
 
 
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