Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, BioPharma Collaborations
Company: Guardant Health, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 26, 2023
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. The Guardant
Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial
adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare
costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant
Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360, Guardant360
CDx and GuardantOMNI tests for advanced stage cancer patients.
These tests fuel development of 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.
The Bioinformatics, BioPharma team at Guardant Health is focused on
partnerships with leading biotech and pharma companies who are at
the forefront of cancer therapeutics and diagnostics. In this role,
you will help lead the bioinformatics and data analysis in support
of the late-stage oncology products and other emerging
technologies. You will work with a number of BioPharma and clinical
customers, tailor personalized analyses for each organization, and
tackle some of the most interesting biological and technical
questions related to cancer diagnostics and therapy selection.
You will contribute to BioPharma project initiatives in-house,
including development of novel bioinformatic and analytical
methods. As a part of the Bioinformatics and BioPharma teams, you
will have the opportunity to innovate and implement your ideas to
continuously improve our oncology products and analytics to adapt
to the changing landscape of BioPharma needs.
You will work closely with multiple teams across Guardant Health,
including Bioinformatics, Medical Affairs, Software, Business
Development, Technology Development, and Operations. You will gain
first-hand experience working with experts in each of these areas
to accomplish projects related to Guardant Health's BioPharma
business. You will work together with our collaborators in
industry, hospitals and academia on high-impact translational
research and publish on your findings. You will have access to the
unprecedented compendium of data collected at Guardant Health and
you will be able to (and should be excited to!) leverage this data
for tumor biology and technological insights.
* PhD in bioinformatics, genomics or related fields
* 3+ years relevant experience in Pharmaceutical or Biotech
* Extensive knowledge of molecular biology and cancer genomics
* Expertise in scripting language R and/or Python and linux shell
environment (Bonus: experience developing novel / custom algorithms
for interpretation of NGS data)
* Excellent data analysis skills and working knowledge of
* Experience with NGS data and landscape of bioinformatics tools
(Bonus: direct experience with epigenomic data)
* Desire and ability to dig deeply through various data types to
seek out answers
* Great communication and presentation skills, ability to present
clearly and effectively to stakeholders across organizations
* Ability to work well in a fast-paced startup environment,
delivering high-quality results under tight timelines
* Ability to synthesize high-level concepts, drive projects
forward, while maintaining attention to detail
* Strong team player: ability to work together with your team as
well as cross-functionally and even across institutions, to
accomplish your goals
Hybrid Work Model: At Guardant Health, we have defined days for
in-person/onsite collaboration and work-from-home days for
individual-focused time. All U.S. employees who live within 50
miles of a Guardant facility will be required to be onsite on
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We have found aligning our
scheduled in-office days allows our teams to do the best work and
creates the focused thinking time our innovative work requires. At
Guardant, our work model has created flexibility for better
work-life balance while keeping teams connected to advance our
science for our patients.
Covid Vaccination Policy: Starting January 7, 2022, Guardant Health
will require all employees to be fully vaccinated to either (a)
establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or
(b) request and obtain an approved exemption from Guardant's
COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation, as
consistent with applicable laws. An employee is considered fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second
dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose
vaccination. Acceptable vaccines are approved or under emergency
use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition,
fully-vaccinated employees will be required to maintain their
fully-vaccinated status under this policy by obtaining, if
applicable, any FDA-approved boosters.
Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies 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.
The US base salary range for this full-time position is $73,360 to
$113,600. The range does not include benefits, and if applicable,
bonus, commission, or equity. The range displayed reflects the
minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries across all US
locations for the posted role.
For positions based in Palo Alto, CA or Redwood City, CA, the base
salary range for this full-time position is $104,800 to $142,000.
The range does not include benefits, and if applicable, bonus,
commission, or equity.
Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.
Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and
additional factors, including, but not limited to, job-related
skills, experience, and relevant education or training. If you are
selected to move forward, the recruiting team will provide details
specific to the factors above.
Guardant Health is committed to providing reasonable accommodations
in our hiring processes for candidates with disabilities, long-term
conditions, mental health conditions, or sincerely held religious
beliefs. If you need support, please reach out to
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.
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