Senior Field Applications Scientist (Germany)

Guardant Health, Inc. Berlin , NH 03570

Posted 2 months ago

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.

Guardant is expanding its mission to improve non-invasive cancer detection to leading cancer centers across the globe via our Guardant Health in a Box initiative. The Sr. Field Applications Scientist (Sr. FAS) will be responsible for deploying Guardant360 and other Guardant assays.

The Sr. FAS will provide first-tier post-launch support to partner labs based in UK and EU. In addition, the FAS will tier 2 support to satellite sites. The candidate will also provide support to deployment scientists based in the region. The is a work-from-home position when not traveling to customer labs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform troubleshooting and/or root cause analysis of potential issues with Guardant Health's cfDNA automated workflow(s) and maintain ownership through resolution

  • Work with lab automation instruments including QiaSymphony, Hamiltons, and NextSeq to ensure equipment specs are aligned

  • Monitor the performance of GH's assays and proactively provide support

  • Review bioinformatics results and cancer mutations based on internal SOP and provide guidance to customers

  • Provide end-to-end training for Guardant Health's sample preparation workflow(s).

  • Develop training and troubleshooting material for support workflow(s).

  • Work with quality assurance to ensure all documentation is accurately completed per regulatory requirements


  • The candidate should be experienced with liquid handlers (e.g., Hamilton, Agilent) Next-generation sequencing, and other ancillary equipment.

  • BS degree in engineering or science, with 5-8 years of related experience. MS with 4+ years of related work experience or a Ph.D. with 3+ years of related work experience. Preferred degrees; Molecular Biology, Genetics or Biochemistry, Bioengineering or, Chemical Engineering

  • 3+ years of applicable experience in a diagnostics lab (industry or academic)

  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems with minimal direction and make decisions with confidence

  • Ability to successfully balance and prioritize multiple ongoing projects/tasks

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to present data to internal and external teams.

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. 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.

Work Environment:

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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Senior Field Applications Scientist (Germany)

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