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Guardant Health focused on rare-cell diagnostics
   Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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  Company Description

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 & 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 & 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, & SoftBank.

Job Description

Position Summary

The primary role of the Clinical Oncology Specialist (COS) is to educate & support community based physicians with the most current study findings (abstracts & publications) supporting the clinical value of Guardant Health's product(s).

As a COS, you will seek opportunities to engage with physicians to review real-world cases & provide feedback on interpretation of test report. You will seek opportunities to promote understanding & adoption of our novel diagnostic technologies. You identify opportunities for collaboration on relevant research projects & other projects of mutual interest.

In this role, you're also responsible for supporting Medical Affairs, Marketing & Managed Care; education & training of the sales team, & development of local/regional professional societies & health plan influencers to support test adoption. You may also evaluate & assist in draft/first author publications of case reviews with KOL co-authors within the community setting. Intrinsic motivation, curiosity, persistence & collaboration will be critical to thrive in this role. You are excited about accelerating the advancement of patient care.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

· Identify, develop and/or maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with key community physicians, & KOLs to promote understanding & adoption of our novel diagnostic technologies.

· Be a resource for community physicians to evaluate & provide guidance on interpretation of real-world patient test reports.

· Present independently & support product adoption at community centers, with support from Sales & Marketing.

· Identify & position KOLs to present at scientific forums such as national & regional specialty society meetings, as well as Grand Rounds & other medical events.

· Support Managed Care Team in mobilizing physician & KOL calls & letters to payers/insurers in targeted campaigns.

· Synopsize & educate key staff regarding emerging abstracts & publications relevant to molecular testing.

· Facilitate opportunities for the Marketing & Medical Affairs teams to partner with KOLs for focus groups, PR events, working meetings & scientific forums.

· Support clinical requests for information related to institutional guidelines or pathways.


· Clinical expertise or related experience in Oncology is highly desirable.

· Minimum of 3-5 years of healthcare experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry.

· Experience working with clinicians to build consensus around new products and/or services.

· Track record of independent presentation at major academic centers or within the community setting resulting in product adoption.

· Prior experience in the introduction of a novel new clinical product is highly desired.


Master's degree or clinical equivalent in a scientific field of study such as genetic counseling, nursing, pharmacy, medicine or related health sciences field.

Additional Skills

· Applies advanced knowledge of the biotechnology, diagnostics & pharmaceuticalindustry.

· Ability to apply advanced knowledge of company product specifications.

· Intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of the following computer software programs: Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Excel, & Word

· Ability to work independently & remotely while maintaining a strong teamwork ethic.

· Multi-dimensional in abilities to work on simultaneous tasks, work cross-team & at different levels of the organization, whether internal or external relationships to the organization.

· Self-directed, intrinsically motivated, flexible to changes in an ever-changing dynamic environment.

· Strong problem-solving skills, good attention to detail, time management skills & personal initiative.

· Exceptional human relations skills to coordinate the accomplishment of tasks through other people.

· Outstanding oral presentation skills.

· Highly developed written skills, the ability to produce documents for dissemination both inside & outside the organization for presentations, technical briefs & scientific publications.

· Ability to elicit & answer clinical questions in groups ranging from individuals to larger didactic roundtables & meetings.

· Ability to address high-level experts in the scientific field at company-sponsored events & trade shows.

· Excellent proofreading skills, with the ability to proof for proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, & formatting of documents.

Work Environment:

Extensive travel required up to 3-4 days/overnights per week to meet with KOLs, attend physician education talks & conference, including specialty society scientific meetings (will require some weekend work). Travel is estimated to be approximately 50%.

Office may be home-based, & involves extensive use of computer & keyboard while in home office.


Additional Information

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

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