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Genomic Sciences Laboratory Intern

Apply Share Job ID 2017-4834 Category Internship Job Location Redwood City, CA Posted Date 03/07/2017


An internship position is available for a highly motivated and collaborative student to assist in the development of novel cancer diagnostics. This paid position will be responsible for carrying out experiments focused on cancer biomarker discovery and diagnostic assay development. The candidate will report directly to a Scientist in the Genomics Science Laboratory and will likely work in a cross functional environment.


The ideal candidate will have some, or all, of the following technical skills: RNA/DNA extraction, PCR (standard, qPCR, digital PCR), next generation sequencing. Preferably, students will be beginning their senior year of undergraduate studies or be enrolled in graduate studies.


  • Able to participate in molecular biology research projects, including in helping in the design and collection of experimental data.
  • Responsible for analysis and clearly communicating results at group meetings on a regular basis.
  • The candidate intern will be responsible for maintaining excellent records to document experimental goals, protocols, analysis and results.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.


  • At least one year experience in a biology laboratory including background in standard molecular biology techniques.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and present work in a formal setting.
  • Must be conscientious, well-organized, and self-motivated.

Company Profile:

Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX) is the world's leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests that address both the overtreatment and optimal treatment of cancer, one of the greatest issues in healthcare today. With its Oncotype IQ™ Genomic Intelligence Platform, the company is applying its world-class scientific and commercial expertise and infrastructure to lead the translation of clinical and genomic big data into actionable results for treatment planning throughout the cancer patient journey, from diagnosis to treatment selection and monitoring. The Oncotype IQ portfolio of genomic tests and services currently consists of the company's flagship line of Oncotype DX gene expression tests that have been used to guide treatment decisions for more than 600,000 cancer patients worldwide. Genomic Health is expanding its test portfolio to include additional liquid and tissue-based tests. The company is based in Redwood City, California, with international headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, please visit, and follow the company on Twitter:@GenomicHealth, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.


Join the Genomic Health Team, and have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer, while developing your career potential.  We value our employees and consider them an integral part of our company’s growth and success. We maintain competitive total rewards programs designed to satisfy our employees’ work life and personal life needs.  To learn more about careers at Genomic Health visit:


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.



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About Information Technology

Our Information Technology (IT) team designs, deploys, and supports state-of-the-art systems solutions that enable every aspect of Genomic Health’s operations. We value a systematic, data-driven approach to understanding and meeting business needs in a cost-effective and timely manner. The team has a wide variety of responsibilities, including Infrastructure Services, DevOps, Enterprise Architecture, Software Engineering, Quality Engineering, Enterprise Business Applications, Support Services, and Security. As a member of this dynamic and collaborative team, you'll work to help architect, configure, and integrate cloud solutions, data warehouse and analytics frameworks, and next generation sequencing applications that have revolutionized the application of genomics to the development of advanced cancer diagnostic tools. Our IT team rewards innovation and development, and prides itself on always looking into the future of technology – all to facilitate the development and distribution of our Oncotype DX® genomic tests for personalizing cancer treatment decisions.

If you want to be part of a team that prides itself in teamwork and developing cutting-edge technology at Genomic Health, apply today!