Bioinformatics Scientist, BioPharma Collaborations (Palo Alto, CA, San Diego, CA, or Seattle, WA)

  • 3100 Hanover St, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
  • Full-time

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

The Bioinformatics, BioPharma team at Guardant Health is focused on partnerships with leading biotech and pharma companies who are at the forefront of cancer therapeutics and diagnostics. In this role, you will help lead the bioinformatics and data analysis in support of the late-stage oncology products and other emerging technologies. You will work with a number of BioPharma and clinical customers, tailor personalized analyses for each organization, and tackle some of the most interesting biological and technical questions related to cancer diagnostics and therapy selection.

You will contribute to BioPharma project initiatives in-house, including development of novel bioinformatic and analytical methods. As a part of the Bioinformatics and BioPharma teams, you will have the opportunity to innovate and implement your ideas to continuously improve our oncology products and analytics to adapt to the changing landscape of BioPharma needs.

You will work closely with multiple teams across Guardant Health, including Bioinformatics, Medical Affairs, Software, Business Development, Technology Development, and Operations. You will gain first-hand experience working with experts in each of these areas to accomplish projects related to Guardant Health’s BioPharma business. You will work together with our collaborators in industry, hospitals and academia on high-impact translational research and publish on your findings. You will have access to the unprecedented compendium of data collected at Guardant Health and you will be able to (and should be excited to!) leverage this data for tumor biology and technological insights.

Qualifications

  • PhD in bioinformatics, genomics, computational biology, bioengineering or related disciplines or MSc and 3+ years or equivalent research experience
  • 2+ years of relevant pharma/biotech industry experience or relevant domain expertise in your PhD demonstrated with posters/publications
  • Fundamental knowledge of cancer genomics, molecular biology or immunology
  • Strong proficiency in Python (preferred), R or another scripting language
  • Excellent data analysis skills and working knowledge of statistical methods
  • Experience with NGS data analysis; bonus - experience developing novel / custom algorithms for interpretation of NGS data
  • Passionate about diving deeply through various data types to seek out answers
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to present clearly and effectively to stakeholders across organizations
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, delivering high-quality results under tight timelines
  • Ability to synthesize high-level concepts, drive projects forward, while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong team player: ability to work successfully within and across teams / institutions collaboratively

Additional Information

Hybrid Work Model: At Guardant Health, we have defined days for in-person/onsite collaboration and work-from-home days for individual-focused time. All U.S. employees who live within 50 miles of a Guardant facility will be required to be onsite on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We have found aligning our scheduled in-office days allows our teams to do the best work and creates the focused thinking time our innovative work requires. At Guardant, our work model has created flexibility for better work-life balance while keeping teams connected to advance our science for our patients.

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.

Guardant Health is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our hiring processes for candidates with disabilities, long-term conditions, mental health conditions, or sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need support, please reach out to [email protected]

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.

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