Research Associate PM

  • 505 Penobscot Dr, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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 and identifies associated treatment options. The recent introduction of groundbreaking analytical tools, including our Tumor Response Map and a mobile-enabled physician portal, further advance Guardant Health's momentum.  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


Operate next generation sequencing instruments
Run sequencing sample preparation assays in medium to high throughput environment
Test and improve new sequencing sample preparation assays
Log and track research samples and reagents throughout the entire workflow
Maintain appropriate inventory of lab supplies and laboratory instruments
Bring a can-do attitude to solve new and challenging problems in a high pace environment
Analyze data and troubleshoot issues within the tech dev team and among other teams
Collaborate with all functions within project teams
Engage in early design of products and perform experiments both independently and under the supervision of Senior team members within Tech Dev and Bioinformatics groups
Can present updates, write reports and SOPs, and contribute to technical discussions
Carefully accession and handle patient samples in the form of DNA, blood, and plasma
Print and label documents for reporting patient samples
Organize and maintain the laboratory, supply inventory, and freezer storage
Run quality control checks for samples

The ability to handle biological samples (i.e. tissue, bio-fluid, etc.) is a must
Excellent written and oral communication skills is a must
Professional hands-on experience in industrial setting in genomics field is a plus (lab operational experience is preferred)
Hands-on experience in running sequencing platforms and assays is a plus


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. 

 Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. 

 Ability to sit for extended periods of time. 

Additional Information

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

This description is used as a guideline for major duties. The company reserves the right to change or assign additional duties as needed.