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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

As a Scientist, you will work with members within the team & interface with cross-functional project teams including quality, regulatory, clinical operations, research operations, & bioinformatics. The work will support analytical performance testing & clinical trials testing new targeted anti-cancer drugs. You will be hands on in the lab & be required to design & execute experiments related to liquid biopsy for the detection, treatment, & monitoring of all cancer types. The scientist will author study protocols & write technical reports for FDA submissions.

The scientist will maintain electronic notebook & provide impeccable documentation to support quality control, regulatory affairs & clinical affairs in compliance with Quality Systems & Good Laboratory Practices. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, flexible team member who learns quickly, enjoys multi-tasking & most importantly has an interest in our company & our products.

Be able to work in a team environment & independently to develop, test & validate technologies for rare variant studies with next-generation sequencing
Design study protocols, analyze results, & write reports for validation studies pertaining to IVD submissions & CDx tests with pharma partners
Be hands on in the lab to prepare samples for verification & validation studies
Be highly committed & deliver results in a fast-paced start-up environment



  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related field + 3 years industry experience in genomics or molecular biology developing genomic assays or equivalent degree & experience.
  • Strong preference given to local candidates
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, including developing IVD assays. Experience with CDx assay development preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies
  • Strong documentation skills, especially writing study protocols & reports for FDA submissions.
  • Experience with DOE, statistical analysis, and/or bioinformatics analysis of NGS data is a plus
  • Excellent interdisciplinary communication skills required
  • Good organization skills, & detailed orientated
  • Self-driven & strong team player with proven track record
Additional Information

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

Work Environment:

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies & use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, & biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

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