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Associate Director, Bioinformatics

Natera

Natera

San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

LOCATION SUMMARY:

This will be a hybrid role working out of our San Carlos, CA location

POSITION SUMMARY:

Natera is currently seeking an Associate Director to join our Bioinformatics Research Team with a focus on cancer early detection. Natera’s mission is to change the management of disease worldwide by using information gained from a simple blood draw to detect disease early and proactively inform treatment. The individual will lead a team of Bioinformatics Scientists and will be responsible for the planning and execution of research projects related to early cancer detection. The ideal candidate should be an experienced team leader and have a strong background in algorithm development, epigenetics, sequencing data processing, and/or machine learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Envision, plan, and execute research strategies in collaboration with other cross-functional stakeholders
  • Drive the development of innovative algorithms related to cancer early detection
  • Lead a team of Bioinformatics Scientists and support their professional growth
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and scientific excellence
  • Work closely with molecular biologists and clinical scientists to solve challenging problems
  • Contribute to experimental design and ensure data integrity and quality control
  • Communicate findings clearly across all levels and functions of the company and act as a subject matter expert
  • Present results at conferences and publish in top-tier journals

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of working in the bioinformatics field and extensive managerial and cross-functional experience
  • Track-record of leading and developing state-of-the-art and highly impactful computational methods
  • Highly experienced in algorithm development, data analysis, and machine learning
  • Deep understanding of sequencing data
  • Experience in Python
  • Experience using Linux command-line tools and writing shell scripts
  • Ability to visualize findings and summarize results in oral and written form for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • High scientific rigor and eager to teach and learn about new computational methods and biology
The pay range is listed and actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.
San Carlos, CA
$181,500$226,900 USD

OUR OPPORTUNITY

Natera™ is a global leader in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health. Our aim is to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health and enable earlier and more targeted interventions that lead to longer, healthier lives.

The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you’ll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you’ll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.

WHAT WE OFFER

Competitive Benefits - Employee benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans for eligible employees and their dependents. Additionally, Natera employees and their immediate families receive free testing in addition to fertility care benefits. Other benefits include pregnancy and baby bonding leave, 401k benefits, commuter benefits and much more. We also offer a generous employee referral program!

For more information, visit www.natera.com.

Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents.

Link: https://www.natera.com/notice-of-data-collection-california-residents/

Please be advised that Natera will reach out to candidates with a @natera.com email domain ONLY. Email communications from all other domain names are not from Natera or its employees and are fraudulent. Natera does not request interviews via text messages and does not ask for personal information until a candidate has engaged with the company and has spoken to a recruiter and the hiring team. Natera takes cyber crimes seriously, and will collaborate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute any related cyber crimes.

For more information:
- BBB announcement on job scams
- FBI Cyber Crime resource page