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Guardant Healthis a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets & advanced analytics.The Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage our capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory & reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes & lower healthcare costs.
In pursuit of our goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease,Guardant Healthhas launched two liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 & GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, & is developing programs for recurrence & early detection, called Project LUNAR. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 5,000 oncologists, over 40 biopharmaceutical companies & all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.

Job Description

Patients with advanced cancer are severely under-genotyped, & many potential candidates for targeted therapy end up with more burdensome broad spectrum treatment, potentially reducing quality of life & progression free survival. Your work will be critical in the verification & validation of our in-vitro diagnostic & companion diagnostic products, leading to regulatory approvals that will result in more patients with access to life-extending precision treatment.

As a member of the Bioinformatics IVD Development group, you will analyze & troubleshoot genomic experiments, author reports, & provide statistical guidance for study & method development. You will work closely with multiple teams across Guardant Health, including Bioinformatics, Software, Technology Development, Regulatory, & Operations. If you want to see the impact of your work quickly & at scale, this may be the role for you.


  • Work with molecular biologists to troubleshoot & analyze verification & validation experiments as part of regulatory submissions (e.g. IDE, PMA).
  • Support companion diagnostic development with various pharmaceutical partners through custom data processing & analysis with modified bioinformatics pipelines
  • Execute bioinformatics analysis plans & author development & validation reports
  • Review protocols & study designs for statistical soundness
  • Contribute to reagent manufacturing QC & process improvement
  • Identify & solve problems proactively as needed


As a competitive candidate, you will have much of the following training, skills, & experience:

  • Applied expertise in statistical analysis, including hypothesis testing, conditional probability, regression modeling, goodness-of-fit tests, maximum likelihood, & Bayesian models.
  • Demonstrable expertise in genome-scale data analysis desirable
  • Experience analyzing, troubleshooting, & visualizing wet lab experiments
  • Bioinformatics skills in genomics, sequence analysis, python or R scripting under version control
  • Experience with the current landscape of bioinformatics tools
  • Molecular diagnostics experience, especially involving NGS, desirable
  • IVD and/or Companion Diagnostic (CDx) development experience a plus
  • Attention to detail, with the ability to write clear & complete reports
  • Commitment to reproducible research
  • Desire to contribute to personalized medicine & innovative cancer care
  • Ability to work under fast-paced startup environment


MS in Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Cancer Genomics, or related quantitative field

2+ years of industry experience preferred


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