|Position: Research Scientist|
|Location: San Carlos, CA|
|Job Id: 212|
|# of Openings: 2|
Natera is looking for a highly motivated research scientist to join a world-class team of scientists to lead development of new cutting edge, DNA based molecular biology techniques and diagnostic assays. The responsibilities of this position include generating new ideas, leading them from proof of concept to working prototype and then interfacing with development scientist to ready them for commercial launch.
•PhD in genetics, molecular biology, or related field and > 4 years of experience in molecular biology research
•Proven ability to originate new methodologies
•Very well developed ability to rigorously analyze experimental data, some bioinformatics and statistical analysis experience a plus
•Demonstrable success in managing independent research projects and communicating results and timelines to management and colleagues
•Possess deep knowledge of essential molecular biology methods such as qPCR, electrophoresis, DNA quantitation, PCR, DNA biochemistry, microarrays, NGS
•Experience with multiplex PCR and next generation sequencing a strong plus
Natera has developed proprietary technology to detect minute quantities of DNA more accurately than any other commercial lab in the world. Natera is actively applying these technologies to the area of maternal and prenatal health to revolutionize the science of supporting healthy families. The company operates a CLIA certified laboratory in California and has world wide distribution for its products.
The Natera team consists of statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists and software engineers from world class institutions. Our technology has been funded by six grants from the National Institute of Health and a group of private investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. After only three years on the market, Natera is now the leading provider of genetic testing to IVF centers in the US, and is scaling rapidly to meet the needs of other markets across the US and the world.
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