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Grail’s mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured

Process Engineer 2 - NGS

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GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit www.grail.com.

As a Process Engineer 2 at GRAIL, you will support development projects by contributing to a dynamic Product Development team. The ideal candidate will possess experience developing manufacturing processes applicable to a high-throughput production or molecular testing environment, including evaluating and characterizing equipment and reagents, designing and testing manufacturing processes, and drafting documentation including protocols, reports and operating instructions. Candidates should possess strong troubleshooting skills and be a team player.

You Will:

  • Develop and validate test methods for new reagents and instruments, including NGS oligos and molecular diagnostics equipment.
  • Design, characterize, and execute new laboratory equipment qualification processes within an NGS setting.
  • Participate in the development of product plans, evaluation of processes and process risk, and development of project timelines.
  • Manage projects and relationships with critical material suppliers.
  • Contribute to the planning, preparation, and execution of experiments to support development of the next generation of GRAIL technology.
  • Develop strategies for characterization of automated processes, including determination of critical process parameters, control limits, and SPC rulesets.
  • Sustain existing platforms through continuous improvement efforts, failure analysis, and maintenance of supporting documentation.
  • Support the transfer and execution of equipment qualification protocols at CMOs.
  • Troubleshoot procedures and recommend improvements or alternative procedures if needed.
  • Responsible for accurately recording work performed per GLP, including results and methodology.
  • Calculate, compile and analyze experimental data.
  • Ensure laboratory activities are performed in compliance with procedures and safety guidelines when handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous or biohazardous materials.
  • Write reports, work instructions, and SOPs for development and transfer activities.
  • Present data at technical meetings.

Your Background Will Include:

  • B.S. in biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, or related fields preferred. M.S. is a plus.
  • 4+ years of experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry working in process engineering, R&D, or systems engineering.
  • Experience with product development including process validation, equipment qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ), tech transfer, and process characterization required.
  • Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, creativity and collaboration with others. Experience in design of studies for the evaluation and qualification of NGS-related equipment in a regulated environment is desired.
  • Must have excellent personal task management skills and a high level of self-motivation.
  • Expertise in molecular biology.
  • Experience with nucleic acid extraction technologies.
  • Experience with Design of Experiment methodology.
  • Experience with Six Sigma, CIP, Root Cause Analysis techniques.
  • Experience with medical device regulatory requirements and ISO quality standards.
  • Experience with automated laboratory equipment such as robotic liquid handlers and qPCR instruments.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing sample preparation workflows and applications preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and willingness to collaborate cross-functionally.
Location
Menlo Park
Job type
Full-time
Visa sponsorship
Not Available

Complete health coverage

Take advantage of comprehensive health coverage, with medical, dental and vision, to keep you and your family healthy.

Work-life balance

Make everyday life more manageable with flexible time off – we trust you to do great work and take time for yourself.

On site amenities

Stay healthy, happy and productive with our gym facilities, and daily catered lunches and snacks for all.

Outstanding people

Join a team of passionate and dedicated professionals, committed to collaboration, education, and proactive problem-solving.

Strong compensation

We offer competitive salaries and savings plans to provide peace of mind for long-term financial planning.

GRAIL at a glance

Grail’s mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured

GRAIL focuses on Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Diagnostics, and Medical Technologies. Their company has offices in Menlo Park. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, GRAIL has raised $3.605B of funding; their latest round was closed on May 2020.

You can view their website at https://grail.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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