Sr. Data Scientist-Algorithm Development

Job Location
San Carlos, CA
Job Description

Natera is seeking a highly motivated engineer or applied mathematician to join our rapidly growing company. As a member of the statistics group you will participate in the design and prototyping of cutting edge algorithms for analysis of genetic data. You will perform data analysis, contribute to our intellectual property portfolio, and interact closely with our molecular biology team to guide and analyze experiments. Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in research efforts into building probabilistic models for next generation sequence platforms
  • Leverage accurate probability models to build the next round of algorithms and products
  • Move products through the full development process, from research through commercial launch
  • Contribute to our intellectual property portfolio
  • Drive rigorous data analysis effort and support group efforts toward high quality documentation
  • Help develop and guide molecular biology experiments


  • PhD (preferred) or MS in applied math, statistics, engineering, or similar
  • Excellent foundation in probability theory and estimation/classification methods
  • Proven ability to apply mathematical principles to solve real estimation problems and implement practical solutions
  • Experience with data analysis software such as Matlab or R (could be replaced by extensive experience in a procedural language such as C++)
  • Excellent communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment
  • Desire to learn about genetics, sequencing technologies, etc

 Desirable but not required:

  • Experience with a high level programming language such as Java
  • Experience with a database query language such as SQL

 About NateraNatera is a genetic testing company that develops and commercializes non-invasive methods for analyzing DNA. The mission of the company is to help families diagnose and manage genetic disease. In pursuit of that mission, Natera operates a CAP-accredited laboratory certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in San Carlos, Calif., currently offering 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. Tests developed by Natera have not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For more information, visit www.natera.comEqual Opportunity Natera affords equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, veteran or marital status.

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