Clinical Oncology Specialist


Guardant Health

Redwood City, CA
Full Time
3y ago

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. Guardant Health’s Oncology Platform is designed to leverage its capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs.  In pursuit of its goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched multiple liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360CDx and GuardantOMNI, for patients with advanced cancer, which fuel its LUNAR development programs for cancer recurrence and early detection. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 7,000 oncologists, over 50 biopharmaceutical companies and at all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.





Job Description

Field Based - This role will be Field Based/Home Office. Due to different quarantine requirements per state, face to face meetings may be changed to virtual

The primary role of the Clinical Oncology Specialist (COS) is to educate and support community based physicians with the most current study findings (abstracts and publications) supporting the clinical value of Guardant Health’s product(s). As a COS, you will seek opportunities to engage with physicians to review real-world cases and provide feedback on interpretation of test report. You will seek opportunities to promote understanding and adoption of our novel diagnostic technologies. You identify opportunities for collaboration on relevant research projects and other projects of mutual interest.

In this role, you’re also responsible for supporting Medical Affairs, Marketing and Managed Care; education and training of the sales team, and development of local/regional professional societies and health plan influencers to support test adoption. You may also evaluate and assist in draft/first author publications of case reviews with KOL co-authors within the community setting.

Intrinsic motivation, curiosity, persistence and collaboration will be critical to thrive in this role. You are excited about accelerating the advancement of patient care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop and/or maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with key community physicians, and KOLs to promote understanding and adoption of our novel diagnostic technologies
  • Be a resource for community physicians to evaluate and provide guidance on interpretation of real-world patient test reports
  • Present independently and support product adoption at community centers, with support from Sales and Marketing
  • Identify and position KOLs to present at scientific forums such as national and regional specialty society meetings, as well as Grand Rounds and other medical events
  • Support Managed Care Team in mobilizing physician and KOL calls and letters to payers/insurers in targeted campaigns
  • Synopsize and educate key staff regarding emerging abstracts and publications relevant to molecular testing
  • Facilitate opportunities for the Marketing and Medical Affairs teams to partner with KOLs for focus groups, PR events, working meetings and scientific forums
  • Support clinical requests for information related to institutional guidelines or pathways

Additional Skills

  • Applies advanced knowledge of the biotechnology, diagnostics and pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to apply advanced knowledge of company product specifications
  • Intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of the following computer software programs: Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Ability to work independently and remotely while maintaining a strong teamwork ethic
  • Multi-dimensional in abilities to work on simultaneous tasks, work cross-team and at different levels of the organization, whether internal or external relationships to the organization
  • Self-directed, intrinsically motivated, flexible to changes in an ever-changing dynamic environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills, good attention to detail, time management skills and personal initiative
  • Exceptional human relations skills to coordinate the accomplishment of tasks through other people
  • Outstanding oral presentation skills
  • Highly developed written skills, the ability to produce documents for dissemination both inside and outside the organization for presentations, technical briefs and scientific publications
  • Ability to elicit and answer clinical questions in groups ranging from individuals to larger didactic roundtables and meetings
  • Ability to address high-level experts in the scientific field at company-sponsored events and trade shows
  • Excellent proofreading skills, with the ability to proof for proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting of documents


  • Master’s degree or clinical equivalent in a scientific field of study such as genetic counseling, nursing, pharmacy, medicine or related health sciences field
  • Clinical expertise or related experience in Oncology is highly desirable.  Minimum of 3-5 years of healthcare experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Experience working with clinicians to build consensus around new products and/or services
  • Track record of independent presentation at major academic centers or within the community setting resulting in product adoption
  • Prior experience in the introduction of a novel new clinical product is highly desired

Work Environment:

  • Extensive travel required up to 3-4 days/overnights per week to meet with KOLs, attend physician education talks and conference, including specialty society scientific meetings (will require some weekend work). Travel is estimated to be approximately 50%
  • Home-based office, and involves extensive use of computer and keyboard while in home office




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