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Data Scientist, Production Engineering

Natera

Natera

Data Science
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a Data Science Production Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation and optimization of data-driven solutions supporting various Natera’s products. Collaborating with lab operations, lab directors, product, data scientists, and assay development teams, your primary focus will be on utilizing SQL and statistical methods to analyze, interpret, and enhance the performance of Natera’s production assays.

This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement of healthcare diagnostics through the application of data science methods, with a focus on supporting assays and ensuring the quality and reliability of assay data. If you are passionate about leveraging your technical expertise to make a meaningful impact in healthcare, we invite you to join our dynamic team.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Production Support

  • Collaborate and interface with Lab Operations and Product teams to identify process issues, and assist with thorough root cause analysis, and product support.
  • Provide data-backed analysis quickly to Lab Operations to unblock production issues and improve patient results turnaround times.

Data Analysis and SQL

  • Utilize SQL for data extraction, transformation, and analysis to support the interpretation of assay results.
  • Collaborate with data scientists to perform statistical analysis on assay data, providing insights for continuous improvement.

Data Quality Assurance

  • Implement measures to ensure the quality and integrity of data used in assays.
  • Work closely with assay development teams to troubleshoot and address data-related issues.

Statistical Modeling

  • Build anomaly detection models that monitor process metrics for deviations in product performance.
  • Apply statistical models to analyze and interpret data generated from assays.
  • Collaborate with data scientists to develop and refine statistical models for predictive analytics.

Collaboration with Assay Development Teams

  • Work closely with assay development teams to understand the scientific and technical aspects of assays.
  • Provide data-driven insights to optimize and improve the performance of assays.

Query Optimization and Performance

  • Optimize SQL queries for efficient data retrieval and analysis, ensuring timely and accurate results.
  • Collaborate with database administrators to enhance database performance.

Documentation and Training

  • Document processes, methodologies, and best practices for supporting assays and conducting data analysis.
  • Provide training to relevant teams on utilizing SQL and statistical methods.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, engineering, computer science or equivalent (Master’s degree preferred)
  • 2+ years of experience in data analysis and modeling
  • 2+ years of experience using Python/R for data analysis
  • 2+ years of experience with a database query language such as SQL
  • Solid understanding of various statistical concepts (parametric & non-parametric distributions, hypothesis testing, probability, regression), and machine learning
  • Effective communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance

Desirable but not required

  • Experience with project management tools such as JIRA
  • Experience using data visualization tools such as Tableau
  • AWS or other cloud infrastructure experience
  • Experience with version control systems such as GitHub, GitLab, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Desire to learn about human genetics and sequencing technologies
  • Knowledge of data science product lifecycle
  • Project Management experience
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.
Remote USA
$87,800$109,700 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