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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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Guardant Health, Inc.

Redwood City, CA

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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 and 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 and 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, and SoftBank.

Job Description


The Clinical Laboratory Scientist

is responsible for performing high complexity laboratory testing (Next generation DNA sequencing) on patient specimens, performing quality control and quality assurance procedures, interpreting and reporting patient results, and complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires keeping meticulous and organized records, excellent attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and be flexible with tasks and schedules.


Perform laboratory tests, procedures and analyses per the laboratory’s standard operating procedures

Review, interpret and report patient results in LIMS

Independently identify and troubleshoot high complexity problems that adversely affect the test performance

Perform, review and document laboratory quality control procedures

Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications

Perform and document routine preventive maintenance

Assist with training of new laboratory personnel

Maintain sufficient inventory of laboratory supplies for daily operations and prepare reagents required for testing

Perform and document reagent qualification per the approved protocols

Perform annual review of Standard Operating Procedures

Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Laboratory Supervisor or Safety Officer

Participate in introduction of assay improvements, new assay configurations and validation

Perform other miscellaneous laboratory duties as assigned and assist others as time allows



California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license

Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field

Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations

Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner

Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality

Ability to work as part of a team


Hours and 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 specimens and instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, and high speed centrifugation (Generally Laboratory and Client Services employees only)

Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary

Some lifting (up to 25 pounds) may be necessary

Additional Information

We would like to talk with you about our exciting projects we currently have ongoing. Please see for more information and to apply.

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Guardant Health, Inc.
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Company Profile
Guardant Health has helped thousands of oncologists learn accurate and actionable information about tens of thousands of patients, while avoiding the costs and risks of tissue biopsies. Our genomic test helps match advanced-cancer patients to approved targeted therapies as well as drugs in clinical trials.

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