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Senior Research Associate, R&D
Posted on 3/8/2022
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelors in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or closely related fields with a minimum of 4 years of industry experience or a Masters with 2 years of industry experience
  • Hands-on experience with basic molecular biology techniques, including PCR, QRT-PCR, digital PCR, nucleic acids extractions or sequencing
  • Experience with next generation sequencing (NGS) methods and techniques
  • Experience in developing tests in liquid biopsy
  • Able to handle manual work/pipetting involving high throughput sample testing
  • Experience in data analysis using Excel or other data analysis tools
  • Experience in optimizing laboratory methodologies and troubleshooting complex problems
  • Collaboratively design experimental plans and execute complex laboratory experiments such as analyte extractions, next-generation library preparation, hybrid capture and sequencing
  • Write protocols and document results and scientific interpretations
  • Contribute insight toward experimental findings and trouble-shoot laboratory processes and protocols
  • Communicate and discuss results with a multidisciplinary team including biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, software engineers and managers
  • Support the lab in performing lab managerial duties such as maintaining lab equipment, ordering and stocking equipment and supplies, and working with facilities and EH&S to ensure lab compliance
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in epigenetic/methylation, target enrichment, working with cfDNA/RNA/FFPE tissues and NGS data analysis
  • Experience working with lab managerial duties
  • Experience in programming and operating liquid handlers

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