Full-Time

Sr/Scientist

RNA Product Dev

Posted on 5/7/2024

Natera

Natera

1,001-5,000 employees

Specializes in cell-free DNA testing for healthcare

Biotechnology

Senior

San Carlos, CA, USA

Required Skills
Python
R
Excel/Numbers/Sheets
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or closely related field with 6 years experience in assay development for the life science industry.
  • Master’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or closely related field with 3 years experience in assay development for the life science industry.
  • Doctorate in molecular biology, biochemistry, or closely related field with 0-2 years experience in assay development for the life science industry.
  • Expertise in RNA biology.
  • Proven track record of developing production-grade assays for RNA quantification and sequencing.
  • Strong understanding of the chemistry underlying nucleic acid extraction, PCR, NGS library preparation, hybrid capture, and sequencing technologies.
  • Demonstrated success with cross-functional collaborations.
  • Experience with various molecular biology techniques including next-generation sequencing, PCR/qPCR, and nucleic acid extraction and quantification.
  • Experience performing statistical analyses in Excel or similar software.
  • Familiarity with bioinformatics software commonly used in RNA-sequencing analysis (STAR, samtools, DESeq2, etc.).
  • Experience working in a regulated laboratory environment.
  • Experience with nucleic acid extraction from blood, tissue, and formalin-fixed samples is a plus.
  • Experience with liquid handlers and automation design and development is a plus.
  • Experience with coding (Python or R) is a plus.
Responsibilities
  • Build high-throughput RNA-sequencing assays from extraction to sequencing.
  • Explore the feasibility of emerging technologies in the RNA-sequencing field.
  • Design and execute studies, analyze and interpret data, decide on next steps, and communicate findings to other scientists.
  • Collaborate with bioinformaticians, computational biologists, and software engineers to develop analysis pipelines.
  • Collaborate with automation engineers to scale and robustify assays.
  • Collaborate with laboratory directors, clinical lab scientists, and quality engineers to produce production-ready protocols.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

At Natera, employees contribute to a global leader in cell-free DNA testing, an essential field for advancements in oncology, women's health, and organ health. The company's strong commitment to validation through over 100 peer-reviewed publications highlights a dedication to data-driven results and continuous improvement, making it a place of rigorous scientific endeavor and innovation. Here, one can actively participate in shaping the future of personalized healthcare decisions, fostering a dynamic and impactful work environment.

Company Stage

IPO

Total Funding

$1.2B

Headquarters

Austin, Texas

Founded

2004

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

8%

1 year growth

15%

2 year growth

23%

Benefits

Flexible medical plans

Investment options

Time off

Workplace perks