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Intellectual Property Specialist

Guardant Health

This is a Full-time position in denver, co posted August 1, 2022.

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

We have an immediate need for a Senior Technical Intellectual Property Analyst to assist members of the Patent Team with patent-related matters. You will draw on your scientific expertise to collaborate with a talented group of innovators from our Bioinformatics Team while developing new skills as a Senior Technical Intellectual Property and furthering the company’s intellectual property mission.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in:

  • Working on technology that has a direct impact on the lives of cancer patients
  • Continued learning of bioinformatics, genetics, and cancer-related molecular biology concepts
  • Providing technical input with respect to invention harvesting, freedom-to-operate analysis, licensing agreements, and litigation matters
  • Contributing to patent strategy
  • Assisting with the preparation of patent applications
  • Interacting with scientific, clinical, and legal staff to understand new product developments


  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, or similar life sciences field. Candidates with a Master’s degree may also be considered who have substantial additional related work experience.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in industry OR a minimum of 6 years of scientific experience with top academic credentials
  • Experience with the use, and preferably the development, of software for the analysis of large sets of DNA sequences. Familiarity with statistics and probability theory, especially as applied to machine learning applications, would be optimal.
  • Experience with reviewing and creating technical papers, posters, graphs, figures, and exhibits.
  • Strong sense of integrity and appreciation for managing confidential matters.
  • Eagerness to learn and grow in our fast-paced environment.
  • Outstanding writing, analytical skills, critical thinking and the ability to collaborate well with peers across our organization
  • You’ll have a passion for learning and an inquisitive mindset
  • USPTO registration is not required. Guardant Health is willing to support your career growth through training as a Patent Agent if desired, preparing you for the USPTO registration exam.

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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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