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Intern, Bioinformatics (Clinical Genomics)

Guardant Health

Biotech Internship

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 is designed to leverage our capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

In pursuit of our goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched two liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 and GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, and is developing programs for recurrence and early detection, called Project LUNAR. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 5,000 oncologists, over 40 biopharmaceutical companies and all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.

Job Description

To enable Guardant Health to fight cancer through data, the Bioinformatics Team is seeking a highly motivated Summer Intern – Clinical Genomics to join our Bioinformatics team to build tools that integrate all available data for the furtherance of patient care. 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.

At Guardant Health you will be at the forefront of combining personalized genomics with medical evidence to unlock cancer biology at a large scale. You will be responsible for developing pipelines that extract biological information from a diversity of sources with machine learning tools such as optical character recognition and natural language processing to create real-world evidence databases. You will interact with a diverse team of cancer biologists, epidemiologists, data engineers, and computational biologists to develop and test hypothesises in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Document all code and be willing to update existing documentation.

  • Work under supervision of Senior Computational Biologists.

  • Bring a can-do attitude to solve new and challenging problems in a high-pace environment.

  • Be able to present updates orally, write reports and updates, and participate in technical discussions.

  • Completed Coursework in Machine Learning, Computer Science, and/or Bioinformatics
  • Experience with Python is preferred.

  • Experience with Linux and comfort in terminal is a plus

  • Experience with oncology, developmental or molecular biology is a plus


Students pursuing or recently completing (in 2020) a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, or a related field with strong programmatic background.

Additional Information

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.