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Bioinformatics Scientist

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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. Its Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage its capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs. In pursuit of its goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched multiple liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 and GuardantOMNI , for advanced stage cancer patients, which fuel 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. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 7,000 oncologists, over 50 biopharmaceutical companies and all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers. Job Description This role is available to work in Redwood City, CA San Diego, CA or Seattle, WA. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic Guardant Health has temporarily classified this role as working from home status, scheduled to return onsite when it is determined safe to do so. About the Role The Bioinformatics BioPharma team is responsible for the success of collaborations with 40+ biopharma partners across various cutting-edge translational research areas. You will gain first-hand experience working with experts across Guardant to advance projects related to Guardant Healths BioPharma business. At Guardant you will have access to the unprecedented compendium of data collected to leverage (and should be excited to!) for tumor biology and technological insights. Responsibilities: Working at the forefront of research and development within the Bioinformatics and Biopharma teams:Develop new product features for our BioPharma customers, tackling some of the most interesting biological and technical questions in the pharmaceutical industry.Develop, prototype and analyze products designed to have clinical impact on cancer patients.Work closely with multiple teams across Guardant Health, including Bioinformatics, Software, Medical Affairs, Business Development, Technology Development, and Operations.Work together with our collaborators in industry, hospitals and academia on high-impact translational research using Guardant Health tests with the opportunity to publish your findings. Skills/Experience: Knowledge of cancer genomics and tumor biologyExpertise in bioinformatics tools and working with NGS dataExpertise in statistical modeling, computational biology, and/or machine learningExpertise in a scripting language R and/or Python and linux shell environmentExcellent data analysis skills, including ability to build reproducible and well-written code or packagesExperience with good software engineering practices (e.g., unit testing, code documentation)Great communication skills, ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders across organizationsAbility to work well in a fast-paced startup environmentDesire and ability to dig deeply through various data types to gain insights Self-starter: you take ownership over a project and 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 Education: PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, or related fields, or M.S. plus 3+ years relevant experience#LI-MT1 Additional Information Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies up to 20 lbs 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.Please visit our career page at: your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.To learn more about the information collected when you apply for a position at Guardant Health, Inc. and how it is used, please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants .

Keywords: Guardant Health, Redwood City , Bioinformatics Scientist, Other , Redwood City, California

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