Senior Scientist or Staff Scientist | GenomeWeb

Senior Scientist or Staff Scientist

Job Location
201 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94047

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

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative Scientist to join Natera’s R&D group. The new team member will lead research and development of products in non-invasive cancer diagnostics. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, enjoy working in a fast-paced multidisciplinary team environment, and be motivated to develop new technologies with a significant clinical impact.   Responsibilities:

  • Leading projects to create and develop novel nucleic acid analysis technologies and diagnostic tests for cancer by analysis of plasma (liquid biopsy)
  • Planning, feasibility testing, protocol development, optimization, verification, validation, and launch
  • Documenting research progress under a Quality Management System
  • Communicating progress directly with colleagues and senior management
  • Building and managing a small team of Research Associates and scientists
  • Designing and coordinating the analysis of effective experiments and work with statistics and bioinformatics team
  • Perform basic data analysis (R, JMP, Excel)
  • Interacting with on-site CLIA lab, Sequencing and process development group




  • Ph.D. in molecular biology or closely a related field and at least 4 years of industry experience
  • Track record of originating and developing novel nucleic acid techniques
  • Proven success in managing collaborative and individual projects, previous experience managing research associates a plus
  • Demonstrated success in applying independent scientific judgment in experimental design and analysis
  • Experience with nucleic acid technology relating to PCR, qPCR, multiplex PCR, and digital PCR
  • Experience with next generation sequencing, target enrichment experience is a plus
  • Very strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Adept with Excel, basic statistical analysis, programming (e.g. PERL, python) and databases experience (SQL) are a plus
  • Skills at writing clear plans, reports and SOPs, experience with Design Control a plus
How to Apply

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About Our Organization

we are Transforming the Management of Genetic Disease…..Natera is a genetic testing company that develops and commercializes non-invasive methods for analyzing DNA. We currently offer a host of preconception and prenatal genetic testing services primarily to OBGYN physicians and in-vitro fertilization centers. In 2013, the company launched Panorama™, a safe, simple test for pregnant women that screens for the most common chromosomal anomalies in a fetus as early as nine weeks of gestation. The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticist, doctors, laboratory scientists, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions who care deeply for our work and each other. 


Natera was founded on the determination to fulfill a promise to provide parents with the most accurate information possible – as early as possible – about their child’s health, so they can have the chance to provide him or her with the best care possible. 


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