INTERN - Bioinformatics Scientist (Remote)

INTERN - Bioinformatics Scientist (Remote)

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Company 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.

Job Description

The summer intern position will be part of the Bioinformatics Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) Assay Development team focusing on broadening the application of our liquid biopsy for the care of cancer patients. As Bioinformatics Scientists working in the forefront of research and development, we innovate and implement our computational methods into Guardant’s products to meet the increasing clinical needs. We work closely with the experimental teams to expand the capability of our products and optimize the performance of our assay in a data-driven manner.

We are seeking a highly motivated summer intern to develop novel methods for the quantification of cancer-driven genomic and epigenomic changes from our massive database of cell-free DNA samples. The intern will also explore our upcoming clinical data and help to evaluate their feasibility for potential new products. The intern will work closely with multiple teams across Guardant Health, including the Bioinformatics, Software and Technology Development. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to convert their projects into components of our core products and contribute to our external publications.


  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing data
  • Ability to implement bioinformatics algorithms in C/C++/Python or other languages
  • Strong background in statistical analysis

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of cancer biology
  • Experience with liquid biopsy
  • Familiarity with high-performance computing architectures


  • PhD or Master level students in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science or other related fields

Additional Information

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.

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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