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Guardant Health // rare-cell diagnostics
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019
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  Company Description

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

About the role:

The Bioinformatics, BioPharma team at Guardant Health is focused on partnerships with leading biotech & pharma companies who are at the forefront of cancer therapeutics & diagnostics. In this role, you will help lead the bioinformatics data engineering necessary to enhance & scale these partnerships.

The Bioinformatics, BioPharma team is responsible for the success of collaborations with 40+ biopharma partners across various cutting-edge translational research areas. Through these partnerships, Guardant Health has amassed large amounts of data for samples processed through our portfolio of ctDNA products, including Guardant360 & GuardantOMNI. As these partnerships continue to grow, you will help scale the maintenance, structure & analytics of this data. You will own the aggregation of both prospective & retrospective data from various sources. You will streamline pipelines & processes required to access & analyze this data. You will rapidly prototype analysis & visualization tools necessary for pharma research to proceed effectively & efficiently.

You will spearhead these efforts & take ownership of all pharma data. To achieve your goals, you will work closely with multiple teams across Guardant Health, including Bioinformatics, LIMS, Software, Business Development, & Operations.


2+ years relevant experience in Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry

Experience developing & troubleshooting NGS piplines running on high-performance compute clusters.

Preferred: Experience working with a LIMS system

Knowledge of database querying & manipulation, e.g., Postgres, SQL.

  • Demonstrated expertise in Python, strong proficiency with the Linux command-line, version control tools (git & GitHub),andproduction coding practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly prototypeanddevelop new, robust tools.

Ability to work well in a fast-paced startup environment

Desire & ability to dig deeply through various data types to gain insights.

Self-starter: you take ownership over a project & are able to work independently/cross-functionally to get it done.

Strong team player: ability to work together with your team as well as cross-functionally, to accomplish your goals.


PhD in computational biology, computer science, genomics or related fields, or M.S. plus +3 years relevant experience


Additional Information

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

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