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

Guardant Health is a pioneer in non-invasive cancer diagnostics & the first company tocommercialize a comprehensive genomic liquid biopsy. Our proprietary digital sequencing technology is transforming cancer treatment by providing an accurate & precise picture of the individual genomic alterations that cause tumors to grow, change, & develop resistance to treatment. We have combined decades of scientific research, advances in laboratory technology, & our breakthrough innovation in liquid biopsy to create new tests that have already handled tens of thousands of samples. We believe our tests can accelerate new drug development & improve the lives of all patients fighting cancer. Our current products are just the beginning of what we hope to accomplish & new uses of our platform are emerging.

We succeed best by coordinating our creative talents & energies to achieve results far beyond what any single individual could accomplish. We seek very talented people who want to be part of our fantastic team.

Job Description

The Accessioner II provides a vital link between internal customer service & the clinical group. The Accessioner II is responsible for receiving, unpacking, processing & recording samples sent for laboratory testing under the supervision of the Accessioning Supervisor. The Accessioner II may serve as a team lead to Accessioner I to coordinate tasks, divide workload & manage projects. He/she has demonstrated a good understanding of laboratory workflow. In addition to the primary role of sample accessioning, there will be a need to provide back-up support to the Analytial and/or Post-Analytical team, , on an as needed basis. It is imperative that the Accessioner II have demonstrated the ability to work independently, but also function effectively as a member of the Guardant Health team. The nature of the work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written & verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task & be flexible with tasks & schedules, & the ability to work independently in a team environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Accessioner II are required to support the clinical lab staff with sample intake & accessioning.
  • Responsible for receiving, unpacking & processing all incoming clinical specimens.
  • Responsible for entering & verifying data in the LIS database.
  • Verifies aspects of incoming samples & access acceptability of the sample testing.
  • Prepare samples for testing by centrifuging & isolating plasma from whole blood.
  • Resolve & document incomplete or unacceptable specimens.
  • Aliquot specimens & manage sample storage inventory.
  • Create sample batches, print labels & label tubes & batches.
  • Perform equipment maintenance & maintain equipment logs & records.
  • Keep laboratory equipment in good working condition by applying quality control measures, such as sterilization & greasing to avoid damages.
  • Support the administrative functions of the lab as required.
  • Check, monitor & record temperature & perform root cause analysis of deviations & implement a resolution or initiate a service request when necessary.
  • Clean racks & other laboratory supplies.
  • Carry out & maintain sufficient inventory of laboratory stock for daily operations.
  • Work closely with the Leads of the Analytical, Post Analytical & the Client Services Teams to provide consistent & ongoing support to the entire service department.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned & assist others as time allows.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
  • Participate in the introduction of new validations and/or configurations.
  • Assist in the update & development of SOPs pertaining to Accessioning.
  • Assist with training of new laboratory personnel & training of new procedures with existing personnel.
  • Assist with internal audits & inspection preparation, as needed.
  • Assist in organizing & maintaining laboratory, personnel & training documents.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities & report to laboratory management.
  • Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer.
  • Provide support, guidance & constructive feedback to Accessioner I.
  • Accessioner II may oversee Accessioner I in the absence of Accessioning Supervisor and/or designee.
  • Minimum of AA or equivalent required
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field preferred
  • At least 2 years of related experiences in a high complexity laboratory required
  • Demonstrate a high level of competency when assisting in the pre-analytical sample processing steps
  • Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly, & honestly
  • Strong computing skills
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers & customers, as needed
  • 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 independently & as part of a team
Additional Information

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

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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