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Guardant Health focused on rare-cell diagnostics
   Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019
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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

Position Summary:

The Clinical Operations Intern will have the opportunity to observe the daily operations ofthe Clinical Laboratory from Pre-Analytical to Post-Analytical processes which includes, but is not limited to, exposure to Reagent Manufacturing, Clinical Research, & Reagent QC. The intern will be providing support, as needed, which may include organizational & administrative tasks.

The nature of the work requires keeping meticulous & organized records, excellent attention to details, effective written & verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task & be flexible with tasks & schedules, & the ability to work in a team environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the laboratory staff with filing records
  • Printing flowcell reports
  • Managing data into spreadsheets
  • Perform equipment maintenance & maintain equipment logs & records.
  • Support the administrative functions of the lab as required.
  • Clean racks, & other laboratory supplies
  • Work closely with the Pre-Analytical, Analytical & Post Analytical Teams to provide consistent & ongoing support
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned & assist others as times allows
  • Assist in organizing & maintaining laboratory, personnel & training documents
  • Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer
  • Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly, & honestly
  • Strong computing skills
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers as needed
  • Strong analysis & problem solving skills
  • Ability to prepare & maintain records & logs
  • Ability to integrate & apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Ability to prioritize tasks with a high emphasis on quality
  • Ability to analyze & solve basic issues
  • Ability to work as part of a team
Additional Information

Work Environment:

  • Hours & days may vary depending on operational needs;
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary;
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, blood specimans & instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, & high-speed centrifugation;
  • Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary; and
  • Some lifting (up to 25 pounds) may be necessary

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

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