Bioinformatics Analyst

Organization
Natera
Job Location
201 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94047
Benefits

Key Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for employees and families
  • Disability and life insurance coverage offered at no additional cost
  • 401K Retirement savings plan
  • EAP Employee Assistance Program
  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Working Advantage employee purchasing program with discounts of up to 60%
  • Commuter FSA Program; transit spending account options available for Naterans taking public transit to work. We are located near Belmont and San Carlos Caltrain stations.

 

Office Perks

  • Healthy catered lunches
  • Premium snacks and beverages
  • Onsite gym with cardio and weight-training equipment
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Game room with satellite TV
  • Onsite dry cleaning and alteration service with pick-up and delivery
  • Complimentary chair massages
  • Ample employee garage parking
  • Employee-organized sport leagues
  • Happy hours and BBQs
  • Generous employee referral program
  • Close to downtown San Carlos shops and restaurants
Job Description

Natera is looking for a Bioinformatics Analyst to assist our customers in their implementation of Constellation products.  As a member of the Constellation product team you will be responsible for ensuring successful implementations by verifying new next generation sequencing (NGS) platform support and in ongoing production analysis of NGS data. Responsibilities:

  • Enable customer integrations through bioinformatics analysis of NGS data
  • Support internal bioinformatics research of new protocols, instruments, and firmware
  • Aggregate and analyze production NGS data as part of Natera’s product quality assurance
  • Deliver data analysis reports across multiple analytic dimensions
Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or equivalent industry experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Conversant with basic scripting in Perl, Python, or similar languages
  • Solid experience in Unix/Linux command line operations
  • Experienced with structured data manipulation and transformation


Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology
  • Deep experience with Illumina NGS platforms
  • Experience with other NGS platforms
How to Apply

Please apply online at www.natera.com

About Our Organization

Natera is a Silicon Valley-based genetic testing company that develops and commercializes non-invasive methods for analyzing DNA. Our mission is to help families diagnose and manage genetic disease.

Natera is headquartered in San Carlos, California and has more than 700 employees worldwide – doubling in size in the last 18 months. 

Natera’s expertise lies in identifying and analyzing tiny amounts of foreign DNA in a host body.  For example, one of our leading products measures tiny amounts of fetal DNA in a pregnant woman’s blood stream.  Our unique SNP based methods and advanced bio-informatics algorithms allow us to deliver results that are more accurate than other technologies.  This requires teams of experts from genetics, statistics and engineering and laboratory, clinical and commercial specialists, who collaborate to deliver substantial results.  Sequencing technology is increasing exponentially, similar to Moore’s Law; Natera is at the forefront of taking advantage of this data, and is redefining the utility of genetic information.  This change is disrupting the medical community and being embraced by consumers worldwide.

We are currently expanding to offer our suite of tests in the cloud to laboratories worldwide and expanding our cell free DNA technology into the field of oncology.  Natera’s approach is well-suited for early detection, monitoring and treatment stratification of cancers.  Clinical trials to demonstrate the ability of our technology to analyze circulating tumor DNA are ongoing.  If you want to work in a fun and fast-paced environment, develop along with other really smart people and help us achieve extraordinary success, we want to hear from you.

 

 

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