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Associate Medical Director, Oncology and GI Malignancies



Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

Natera - Associate Medical Director, Oncology

Shape the Future of Cancer Care


As Associate Medical Director, Oncology, you'll provide strategic leadership and medical expertise for Natera's oncology portfolio. You'll collaborate closely with cross-functional teams across research, development, commercial, and medical affairs to ensure the scientific integrity and clinical adoption of our oncology testing solutions. The job location can be remote with ~40% domestic and international travel.


  • Work with the Sr. Medical Director, Oncology on the clinical development of ctDNA-based diagnostics.

  • Oversee medical education and scientific communication for healthcare providers on Natera's oncology offerings.

  • Partner with the commercial team to develop and deliver compelling medical messages for Natera's oncology products.

  • Represent Natera at medical conferences and industry events.

  • Lead development and implementation of clinical strategies for Natera's oncology products.

  • Collaborate with research and development on clinical trial design, data analysis, and publication.

  • Foster a culture of scientific excellence and intellectual curiosity within the oncology team.


  • M.D. or DO degree with board certification in Oncology.

  • At least 5 years of experience in oncology, with a strong background in clinical research and development. Strong knowledge in GI malignancies preferred.

  • At least 3 years of clinical trial experience in academia, biotech industry, or equivalent.

  • Associate/ full medical director designation to commensurate with experience.


  • Ability to quickly learn Natera’s technology and that of our competitors, understand the strengths and limitations of each, and articulate strong customer value propositions.

  • Skill and experience in building and managing a team.

  • Effective in both written and oral communications, with strong persuasive skills in debate, thinking fast on your feet.

  • Project management skills, with ability to balance and execute across multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Proven team player, with ability to participate as a member of a cross-disciplinary team.

  • Ability to manage conflict with poise.

  • Strong knowledge of clinical trial methodology, protocol development, regulatory and compliance requirements, statistics and epidemiology is preffered.


  • Duties are typically performed in an office setting.

  • This position requires the ability to use a computer keyboard, communicate over the telephone and read printed material.

  • Duties may require working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends) at times.

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
$171,400$214,200 USD


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.


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