GRAIL
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured.
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Clinical Laboratory Associate, Accessioning - Contract at GRAIL

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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. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit www.grail.com.

The Clinical Laboratory Associate (CLA) - Accessioning on the swing shift will assist in building and establishing GRAIL’s Clinical Laboratory, performing specimen testing and supporting the daily operations of the Clinical Laboratory. The focus of the CLA - Accessioning will be on the receipt, triage, accession, and centrifugation of patient samples submitted to the CLIA laboratory for testing.

You will:

  • Assist in pre-analytical testing activities including specimen processing, quality control, preparation and aliquoting of reagents.
  • Assist with sample intake, unpacking, and processing of all incoming clinical specimens.
  • Enter and qualify customer and patient information into GRAIL’s laboratory information management system (LIMS).Accurately identify customer deviations from established packing, labeling, and test requisition form (TRF) completion protocols.
  • Operate laboratory instruments and equipment under the supervision of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), and troubleshoot / problem solve instrument issues.
  • Monitor and perform equipment maintenance according to laboratory protocols.
  • Monitor and record room and cold storage temperatures and humidity.
  • Participate and comply with applicable regulatory requirements and best practices.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies, and equipment in the laboratory.
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining Clinical Laboratory records.
  • Initiate outbound communication with physicians and other medical personnel to expeditiously resolve issues related to specimens/paperwork received in the laboratory.
  • Accurately document all interactions with customers in GRAIL’s customer relationship management (CRM) software.
  • Embody GRAIL values and communicate with others in accordance with these standards.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and report to laboratory management.
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) pertaining to accessioning and equipment maintenance.
  • Comply with GRAIL policies regarding Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure Control, Chemical Hazards, Illness and Injury Prevention, Fire Safety, and Quality Assurance. Abide by CLIA, CAP, HIPAA, and other state, federal, and regulatory guidelines.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams responsible for timely test delivery and customer support.

Your qualifications will include:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Molecular Biology or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in the laboratory is required.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to accept, integrate, and apply constructive feedback in a professional manner.
  • Ability to be able to work as part of a team within a highly collaborative environment.
  • Strong computer, internet, and software operation skills.
  • Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of the Clinical Laboratory.
  • Knowledge of molecular diagnostics and Next-generation sequencing is a plus.

Physical Demands / Working Environment:

  • 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. This position will require work on weekends, and will occasionally require work at night and on holidays.

GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, GRAIL has made the decision to require all U.S. employees receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

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What are GRAIL Perks + Benefits

GRAIL Benefits Overview

We’re committed to creating the best experience for everyone at GRAIL, ensuring that each member of our team has comprehensive benefits and resources to thrive at all stages of life, both at work and at home.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of GRAIL

How does your team reward individual success?

People grow their skills both by learning how to rapidly build scalable software systems, but also by partnering with scientists and other domain experts to better understand, model, and envision the systems we will need. We enable and empower our engineers to lead this process and grow with our systems as they make the future of GRAIL a reality.

Tristan Matthews

Senior Director, Software Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

GRAIL has a unique opportunity to scale our operations to add value with our early detection test. Our automation team works on the full spectrum of projects from low-level instrument investigations to overall architectures of processing facilities. I'm excited by projects that push the boundaries of lab automation, and that's what GRAIL is doing.

David Jenions

Principal Automation Engineer

What does career growth look like on your team?

Our mission, to detect cancer early, is truly seeking a needle in many haystacks. Our lab has a very complex and sophisticated assay to execute. We leverage cross-training and mentorship programs where new teammates learn the ropes from senior staff. My team sets people up for success by turning tasks into learning opportunities.

Maryam Hosseini

Director, Laboratory Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The biological problem we're trying to solve is a complex machine learning problem with human lives at stake. From a software engineering point of view, taking massive data, organizing it, building tools to mine it, and deliver results in a scalable, secure, and clinically compliant manner are areas of innovation. This, for me, is my dream job!

Satnam Alag

SVP, Software Engineering

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