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Associate Scientist
Posted on 7/26/2022
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelors in molecular biology, biochemistry or closely related field, with a minimum of 6 years of industry experience Or a Master's with 2 years of industry experience, Or a PhD with 0-2 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 optimizing laboratory methodologies and troubleshooting complex problems
  • Experience in data analysis using Excel or other data analysis tools
  • Experience in writing clear plans, reports and SOPs
  • Autonomously and accurately design experimental plans and execute complex laboratory experiments such as analyte extractions, next-generation library preparation, hybrid capture and sequencing
  • Evaluate and integrate new emerging technologies in genomics
  • Write protocols and document results and scientific interpretations
  • Contribute insight toward experimental findings and troubleshoot laboratory processes and protocols
  • Communicate and discuss results with a multidisciplinary team including biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, software engineers and managers
  • Perform basic data analysis
  • Help invent new products, and integrate product improvements to somatic and germline applications
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in epigenetic/methylation, target enrichment, working with cfDNA/RNA/FFPE tissues and NGS data analysis is a plus
  • Demonstrated success in applying independent scientific judgment in experimental design and analysis
  • Experience in programming and operating liquid handlers

1,001-5,000 employees

Clinical genetic testing
Company mission
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