Full Job 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. 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.
To enable Guardant Health to lead the disruption of cancer treatments through non-invasive cancer screening, the Technology Development Team is seeking a highly motivated combination Scientist/Data Scientist to contribute to sustaining and troubleshooting activities pertaining to our launched assays for rare variant studies with next-generation sequencing. At Guardant, we leverage the most advanced technologies and work with leaders in many different fields to create the most impactful and meaningful technologies for cancer management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate cross-functionally with operations, process engineering, and bioinformatics to facilitate effective delivery sustaining and support deliverables
Present data, proposals, and progress in various forums and to technical and non-technical audiences
Utilize strong data analysis skills with Python or R and experience interrogating large datasets to identify areas for improvement in assay and propose and implement solutions
Design and perform experiments to continually improve our assay workstreams
Develop and perform longitudinal analytics of clinical lab performance and provide regular updates to cross-functional teams
Write experiment reports and update SOPs as needed
Lead in troubleshooting efforts with our Operations teams and capture lessons learned
Manage the escalation process between Operations, Supply Chain and Technology teams
Ensure all work is performed and documented in compliance with applicable regulatory and quality practices (FDA, ISO13485)
Be a mentor to grow junior team members
PhD degree in molecular biology, biomedical sciences, bioinformatics, genetics, biochemistry, or related field
Consummate team player: demonstrated ability to contribute in an environment where numerous contributions are required to accomplish complex goals.
Strong foundation in molecular biology techniques and NGS assay development, exemplified by publications, patent applications, or previous product development experience
Demonstrated ability to organize, document and communicate scientific data
Strong data analysis skills with experience with Python and R and the experience in handling large datasets
Enjoy working independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and able to adapt to change
Highly motivated, self-starter and independent problem solver with inherent curiosity and ownership ethos
1+ years of industry work experience preferred
Experience with assay development especially in automated liquid handling platforms
Strong Python or R skill set and experience interrogating large datasets and building distributed tools to support other non-expert users, analysis within organizations
Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office 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.
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