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Guardant Health

Developing technology that aims to transform cancer to a preventable and manageable disease.

Director, Companion Diagnostics Program Manager
Redwood City, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Company Description

Guardant Health develops breakthrough diagnostic technologies to improve cancer management. With Guardant360, we offer real-time, biopsy-free tumor sequencing that tracks tumor genomics in real-time and identifies associated treatment options. The recent introduction of groundbreaking analytical tools, including our Tumor Response Map and a mobile-enabled physician portal, further advance Guardant Health's momentum.

Job Description

As a CDx Product Manager, you lead a complex, multi-disciplinary Guardant Health-based core team through the collaboration with Pharma on companion diagnostic programs. You will also work with Joint Project Teams formed between the Guardant Health core team and the Pharma partner core team. You plan requirements with internal and external customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes: managing market/product/technical requirements, identifying risks and clearly communicating them to project stakeholders for buy-in, managing the integration of CDx lifecycle plans, and representing investment cases for CDx opportunities. You're equally at home explaining your team's analyses and recommendations to executives as you are discussing the technical trade-offs in product development with engineers and scientists.

You’ll work closely with key stakeholders across the cancer ecosystem - senior leaders of external collaborators, regulatory, medical, commercial, marketing, technical development and bioinformatics teams, among others.

Define benchmark CDx approaches for Guardant Health, including plans, cost estimates, and operating strategy, in order to plan for CDx opportunities
Lead operational and technical aspects for upcoming CDx opportunities with key Pharma partners
Lead the core teams for current and future CDx collaborations with Pharma partners


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, ideally advanced degree in biology/life sciences
5 – 10 years’ experience in a scientific or engineering role
2 – 5 years’ experience leading cross-functional teams, ideally in a technical program management role

Preferred Qualifications:
Industry experience in medical diagnostics, next-gen sequencing and/or biotech as a program or scientific manager.
Hands-on experience as a scientist or engineer before transitioning into program/project management.
Demonstrated technical aptitude and strong analytical skills with proven results.
Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies, and their relevance to the marketplace.
Ability to work well and exert influence as a member of a highly integrated team composed of both technical and non-technical members.
Ability to demonstrate strong communication, project management, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines