Bioinformatics Scientist, New Product Development (CA)
Guardant's project LUNAR is applying cutting-edge methods in next-generation sequencing (NGS) to develop blood-based, non-invasive approaches to detect early stage cancers. As a member of the LUNAR team, you'll be involved in design and analysis of novel next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments using custom assays in order to derive both molecular and biological insights that improve test performance.
You'll be responsible for integrating the results of these research and development activities into a high-performance computing software pipeline, run on data generated in a CLIA/CAP accredited production laboratory. This will involve working closely across functional teams - including laboratory scientists, software engineers, testing and quality engineers, and medical affairs personnel - providing excellent opportunities to interact with and learn from a large number of specialists.
Project LUNAR seeks to leverage Guardant's leadership in the field of liquid biopsy to address a core unmet need in clinical cancer care. Its success is being driven by a team of highly-motivated experts such as yourself, passionate about the potential to revolutionize the field of cancer diagnosis and management thus saving patient lives.
PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, cancer genomics or related fields, or M.S. plus 3 years relevant experience
Expertise in next-generation sequencing data generation and processing - from raw reads to biological insight
Experience in experimental data analysis, statistical methods, and visualization
Knowledge of genomics (cancer a plus) and relevant computational tools
Proficiency in a general-purpose coding language such as Python or R, as well as working on distributed, high-performance computing Linux environments
Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability work across functional teams and with non-experts
Ability to make a difference in a fast-paced startup environment
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.