ABOUT OUR COMPANY
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 and 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 and 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, and SoftBank.
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 Scientist to help develop, test and validate novel technologies 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.
As a Scientist in the Technology Development Team, you will work with members within the team and collaborate with multiple teams including bioinformatics, process engineering, automation, clinical development and operations. You will be hands on in the lab and be required to design, implement, and validate new technologies related to liquid biopsy sequencing assays for the early detection, treatment, and monitoring of all cancer types.
Be able to work in a team environment and independently to develop, test and improve sample preparation technologies with next-generation sequencing
Think creatively and apply knowledge to design experiments and analyze data for NGS applications in oncology diagnostics
Liaise with the reagent manufacturing and clinical operations team to improve processes and workflows
Be highly committed and deliver results in a dynamic start-up environment
Demonstrated track record of innovation and scientific contributions through publications, patents, or novel technology development.
Desired Skills and Experience:
5-10 total years of experience in biochemistry or molecular biology field (inclusive of graduate and postdoctoral training)
Experience in development or optimization of nucleic acid technologies, with a strong preference related to sequencing-based genomic assays
Experience with liquid handling/ translating bench assays to automated platforms is a plus
Experience developing assays in a regulated environment; IVD experience is a plus
Experience with reagent manufacturing under GMP is a plus
Excellent interdisciplinary communication skills
Good organization skills, and detail orientated
Outstanding teammate who enjoys working in a highly collaborative environment
PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent work experience
Strong preference given to local candidates