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Research Associate
Posted on 6/28/2022
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Google Cloud Platform
  • BS/BA in a biological science or equivalent required
  • Minimum of 2 years of related laboratory experience
  • Extremely familiar with pipet (single and multiple channels, and serological pipettes)
  • Understand the basic chemistry behind basic library preparation, PCR, and sequencing
  • Hands-on experience with library preparation and next generation sequencing platforms (NovaSeq, HiSeq, NextSeq)
  • Hands-on experience with nucleic acid techniques (PCR, qPCR, DNA quantitation and analysis by NanoDrop, LabChip or BioAnalyzer) and data analysis
  • Experience with DNA isolation from biological samples
  • Knowledge of LIMS/database
  • Excellent with Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially Word and Excel applications and Google Drive
  • 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 efficiently
  • Sample processing: plasma isolation, plasma normalization, cfDNA extraction, gDNA extraction, library preparation, DNA quantification, Next-Generation Sequencing
  • Update and maintain current and incoming inventory of biosamples
  • Identify, label, and keep accurate sample records in LIMS/database
  • Data review and management of sample related documents
  • 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 has access to various technologies to access PHI (paper and electronic) in order to perform the job
  • Employees 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
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with laboratory robotics platforms is a plus

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 Core 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