Associate Director
Bioinformatics
Updated on 3/26/2024
Natera

1,001-5,000 employees

Global leader in personalized genetic testing
Company Overview
Natera stands as a global leader in cell-free DNA testing, with a dedicated focus on oncology, women’s health, and organ health, aiming to integrate personalized genetic testing into standard healthcare practices. The company's competitive advantage lies in its proprietary cfDNA technology platform, which has been validated by over 100 peer-reviewed publications for its high accuracy, and its diverse team of experts from various fields. Natera's commitment to industry leadership is evident in its ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratories, and its proactive stance against cyber crimes, ensuring a secure and innovative work environment.
Biotechnology

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.2B

Founded

2004

Headquarters

Austin, Texas

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

9%

1 year growth

16%

2 year growth

23%
Locations
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Python
Data Structures & Algorithms
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
Bioinformatics
Computational Biology
Biology & Biotech
Requirements
  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of working in the bioinformatics field and extensive managerial and cross-functional experience
  • Highly experienced in algorithm development, data analysis, and machine learning
  • Deep understanding of sequencing data
  • Experience in Python
  • Experience using Linux command-line tools and writing shell scripts
  • Ability to visualize findings and summarize results in oral and written form for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • High scientific rigor and eager to teach and learn about new computational methods and biology
Responsibilities
  • Envision, plan, and execute research strategies in collaboration with other cross-functional stakeholders
  • Drive the development of innovative algorithms related to cancer early detection
  • Lead a team of Bioinformatics Scientists and support their professional growth
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and scientific excellence
  • Work closely with molecular biologists and clinical scientists to solve challenging problems
  • Contribute to experimental design and ensure data integrity and quality control
  • Communicate findings clearly across all levels and functions of the company and act as a subject matter expert
  • Present results at conferences and publish in top-tier journals