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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.
Job Description
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.
Responsibilities:
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
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.
Qualifications
5-10 years of experience in genomics or molecular biology field
Comprehensive knowledge of sample preparation and sequencing technologies
Strong background in molecular biology
Experience in development or optimization of nucleic acid technologies, with a strong preference related to sequencing-based genomic assays
Deep technical knowledge of NGS library preparation, target enrichment, and rigorous product development practices
Experience performing bioinformatics analysis of NGS data is a plus, familiarity with NGS data analysis is required
Excellent interdisciplinary communication skills
Good organization skills, and detailed orientated
Outstanding teammate with a track record of innovation
Education:
PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related field
Additional Information
We would like to talk with you about our exciting projects we currently have ongoing. Please see guardanthealth.com/jobs for more information and to apply.

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