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Reagent Manufacturing Associate
Company: Guardant Health
Location: Redwood City, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/25/2022
Expire Date: 09/05/2022
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Other, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Manufacturing and Production, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Reagent Manufacturing Associate

Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360®, Guardant360 CDx and GuardantOMNI® tests for advanced stage cancer patients. These tests fuel development of its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Reagent Manufacturing Associate to receive, label, document and prepare reagents for the clinical laboratory. The nature of the work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task, be flexible with tasks and schedules and the ability to work independently in a team environment.


  • Manufacture reagents, assemble kits, and qualify assigned reagents according to SOP 
  • Document reagent manufacturing activities following cGMP
  • Perform equipment maintenance according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedures
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment in the laboratory for performance of duties
  • Clean racks and other laboratory supplies
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
  • Perform clerical work and maintain Reagent Manufacturing and Quality Control documents as necessary
  • Assist with managing and ensuring sufficient inventory of reagents in the laboratories of Clinical Operations
  • Assist with troubleshooting of manufactured reagents
  • Assist in the revision and development of reagent manufacturing SOPs and forms
  • Participate in interdepartmental activities with Clinical Operations, Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Supply Chain Management to ensure qualified reagents are available for use at all times;
  • Assist in the inspection preparation activities as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned; and Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Laboratory Supervisor, Laboratory Director or Safety Officer


  • 1+ year experience with a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field preferred
  • Clinical Laboratory experience or equivalent high complexity & volume laboratory experience preferred
  • Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly, and honestly with internal employees, managers, and customers as needed
  • Strong computing skills
  • Previous laboratory work experience preferred
  • Previous GMP laboratory work experience required
  • Possess meticulous attention to detail
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment.

Work Environment:

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

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

Covid Vaccination Policy:  Starting January 7, 2022, Guardant Health will require all employees to be fully vaccinated to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) request and obtain an approved exemption from Guardant’s COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation, as consistent with applicable laws.  An employee is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccination. Acceptable vaccines are approved or under emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, fully-vaccinated employees will be required to maintain their fully-vaccinated status under this policy by obtaining, if applicable, any FDA-approved boosters.

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.

Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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

To learn more about the information collected when you apply for a position at Guardant Health, Inc. and how it is used, please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.

Please visit our career page at: http://www.guardanthealth.com/jobs/


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