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Associate Director, Privacy Compliance (Hybrid, Remote or Onsite Options)

Guardant Health

Guardant Health

Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary 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 commercially launched Guardant360®, Guardant360 CDx, Guardant360 TissueNext™, Guardant360 Response™, and GuardantOMNI® tests for advanced stage cancer patients, and Guardant Reveal™ for early-stage cancer patients. The Guardant Health screening portfolio, including the Shield™ test, aims to address the needs of individuals eligible for cancer screening.

Job Description

  • Lead and manage all day-to-day privacy matters impacting the company’s business.
  • Advice on all aspects of US and European healthcare privacy laws and regulations, including HIPAA and HITECH, GDPR, and relevant consumer protection laws.
  • Provide specialized legal counsel and strategic advice on a wide range of privacy law issues to support the development and commercialization of cancer screening test products
  • Support the product, commercial, compliance and regulatory teams with tailored advice on privacy and data protection law, bearing in mind privacy by design and privacy by default principles.
  • Provide legal guidance and support to the company’s Information Technology, Security, and Infrastructure teams, advising on information security requirements, incident preparedness, response, and breach notification obligations, communication plans, and remediation
  • Monitor, track and assess the rapidly evolving landscape of privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulation.
  • Participate as a proactive business partner to senior managers and build a trusted advisor relationship.


  • JD with a minimum of 8 years of experience with privacy in a legal department of a healthcare organization and/or law firm setting.
  • Working knowledge of genetic testing, clinical laboratory, diagnostic, and medical device industries and designated health services and enforcement of associated federal and state regulations.
  • Expert and detailed knowledge of GDPR and familiarity with other global privacy frameworks.
  • Knowledge of privacy laws such as HIPAA and healthcare privacy laws, and relevant consumer protection laws, is a must.
  • Ability to interact, develop and discuss strategy with senior management.
  • A solid business focus with practical risk awareness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to distill complex legal considerations into practical actionable advice
  • Growth mindset: every new challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow.

Additional Information

Hybrid Work Model: At Guardant Health, we have defined days for in-person/onsite collaboration and work-from-home days for individual-focused time. All U.S. employees who live within 50 miles of a Guardant facility will be required to be onsite on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We have found aligning our scheduled in-office days allows our teams to do the best work and creates the focused thinking time our innovative work requires. At Guardant, our work model has created flexibility for better work-life balance while keeping teams connected to advance our science for our patients.

For positions based in Palo Alto, CA or Redwood City, CA, the hourly range for this full-time position is $177,312 to $240,000 USD. The range does not include benefits and, if applicable, overtime, bonus, commission, or equity.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $124,118 to $192,000 USD. The range does not include benefits, and if applicable, bonus, commission, or equity. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries across all US locations for the posted role with the exception of any locations specifically referenced below (if any).

Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including, but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. If you are selected to move forward, the recruiting team will provide details specific to the factors above.

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 committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our hiring processes for candidates with disabilities, long-term conditions, mental health conditions, or sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need support, please reach out to [email protected]

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.

To learn more about the information collected when you apply for a position at Guardant Health, Inc. and how it is used, please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.

Please visit our career page at: http://www.guardanthealth.com/jobs/