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Research Technician
Posted on 7/26/2022
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Google Cloud Platform
  • BS/BA in a biological science or equivalent required
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of related laboratory experience
  • Familiar with basic clinical or research laboratory techniques, including sterile handling and proper storage of samples
  • Basic knowledge of LIMS/database query tools with Microsoft Excel and SQL experience a plus!
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Team player with demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build effective working relationships within functional area
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, evolving environment, and manage competing priorities
  • Work primarily with R&D Scientific Operations providing biosamples for use in clinical and research efforts
  • Maintain the sample bank inventory and fulfill routine interdepartmental sample requests
  • Receive, catalog, store, and monitor biosamples to ensure chain of custody and quality
  • Assist in sample accessioning, pulls, distribution, and issue resolutions
  • Update and maintain current and incoming inventory of biosamples
  • Identify, label, and keep accurate sample records in LIMS/database
  • Perform sample inventory reconciliation
  • Data review and management of sample related documents
  • Sample processing: plasma isolation and cfDNA extraction
  • Recognize and escalate equipment and instrument malfunctions to appropriate personnel
  • Review standard operating procedures (SOP) and other sample-related documents when necessary
  • Ensure accurate, ethical, and appropriate management of samples in compliance with all applicable federal regulations
  • Adhere to environmental, health and safety (EHS) guidelines and good clinical and laboratory practices (GCP/GLP)
  • Perform other tasks as specified by the manager/director
  • This role works with PHI on a regular basis both in paper and electronic form and have an access to various technologies to access PHI (paper and electronic) in order to perform the job
  • Employee must complete training relating to HIPAA/PHI privacy, General Policies and Procedure Compliance training and security training as soon as possible but not later than the first 30 days of hire
  • Must maintain a current status on Natera training requirements
  • Employee must pass post offer criminal background check

1,001-5,000 employees

Clinical genetic testing
Company Overview
Natera's mission is to change the management of disease worldwide with a focus on reproductive health, oncology, and organ transplantation.
  • Flexible medical plans
  • Investment options
  • Time off
  • Workplace perks
Company Values
  • A person behind every sample
  • Embrace diversity
  • Be accountable
  • Think team
  • Learn and nimble
  • Show me the data
  • Be ready to change the world
  • Integrity is in our DNA