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Position:  Senior Bioinformatician
Location:  San Carlos, CA
Job Id:  418-STAT
# of Openings:   1

We’re a smart, growing team tackling big problems. Natera’s mission is to give couples the best chance of having a healthy child and we need your help to bring the latest technology in genetics together with advanced signal processing and statistics.
Our bioinformatics team works closely with our Biology R&D team and our Statistics team to develop new molecular diagnostic tests. The ideal candidate for this position is a hands-on bioinformatics scientist with strong programming skills. You should have significant experience analyzing high-throughput sequencing data. You should be comfortable working with very large datasets, developing software for computational clusters, and analyzing noisy biological data. The ability to collaborate with experts in other disciplines, including biologists, mathematicians and engineers, is essential.

Your initial responsibilities will include:

  • You will join a small team in the analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data and work with our team of scientists and statisticians to answer specific biological questions.
  • Develop tools and automated analysis pipelines for diagnostic tests, including variant-detection tools and quality-control checks
  • Design primers for multiplexed PCR assays

Job Requirements:
  • Masters or PhD in bioinformatics, engineering or related fields
  • Minimum 3 years of industry experience
  • Deep understanding of DNA sequence data and its analysis (mapping, variant calling etc)
  • Experience with public domain data sources e.g. HapMap, dbSNP and 1000 genomes, strongly preferred
  • Experience programming in Java and/or C++ strongly preferred 
  • Experience programming in one or more scripting languages: Groovy, Ruby, Perl or Python
  • Experience using Linux command-line tools and writing shell scripts
  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL preferred) is a plus
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented

Company Description:

Natera develops genetic tests that help families have healthy children. The company has a CLIA-certified laboratory in California and unique technologies that combine expertise in molecular biology with advanced statistical techniques. These techniques enable Natera to analyze tiny quantities of DNA more accurately than anyone else in the world, primarily serving OBGYN physicians and their patients. 

The team consists of over 300 statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory technicians and software engineers from top-tier universities. Our technology has been funded by six grants from the National Institute of Health and a group of private investors led by Sequoia Capital and Orbimed investors. Natera is already providing genetic testing services to over 300 IVF centers, OBGYN practices, and partner laboratories in over 30 countries worldwide.

Equal 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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