Full-Time

Sr/Research Associate

Reagent QC Dev

Posted on 4/19/2024

Natera

Natera

1,001-5,000 employees

Specializes in cell-free DNA testing for healthcare

Biotechnology

Mid

San Carlos, CA, USA

Required Skills
Python
Communications
R
Quality Assurance (QA)
Data Analysis
Excel/Numbers/Sheets
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or closely related field with 2-4 years experience in assay development for the life science industry
  • Master’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or closely related field with 1-2 years experience in assay development for the life science industry
  • Hands-on experience in reagent preparation and quality control for NGS-associated assays
  • Strong understanding of the chemistry underlying nucleic acid extraction, PCR, library preparation, and next-generation sequencing
  • Experience with various molecular biology techniques including next-generation sequencing, PCR/qPCR, and nucleic acid extraction and quantification
  • Experience performing data analysis in Excel or similar software
  • Good communication and time management skills
  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally with other groups (CLIA, QA, Automation) is a plus
  • Coding proficiency (Python or R) and liquid handler programming experience are a plus
Responsibilities
  • Design, develop, and validate quality control assays for reagents
  • Characterize reagents used in existing and future production assays
  • Collaborate with automation engineers to improve reliability, increase throughput, and decrease costs of reagent quality control assays
  • Work with Clinical Laboratory and Quality Assurance to ensure developed methods meet quality standards
  • Document results, author SOPs, and provide training to Operations team members
  • 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