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Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Real-World Evidence



Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024


Natera is seeking an innovative and driven Senior Bioinformatics Scientist to lead and conduct cutting-edge "real-world evidence" analyses and predictive analytics across oncology, organ health, and women’s health datasets. This unique role blends expertise in bioinformatics, project management skills, and a keen eye for visualizing complex data in an impactful way to advance our understanding and application of genomics in a real-world setting.


  • Bioinformatics Analysis: Lead the analysis of large-scale cancer and germline genomics datasets to extract meaningful insights. Utilize advanced bioinformatics tools and techniques to interpret genomic data in the context of real-world evidence studies.
  • Data Visualization: Develop and implement innovative data visualization strategies to effectively communicate complex genomic data and analysis results. Use tools such as R, R Shiny, or Python libraries (e.g., Matplotlib, Seaborn) to create intuitive and interactive visual representations.
  • Predictive Analytics: Develop and implement predictive analytics models to forecast trends and outcomes using real-world evidence and genomics data. Utilize machine learning and statistical modeling techniques to identify patterns and insights that inform clinical decision-making and business strategy development.
  • Project Management: Oversee and manage genomics projects from inception to completion. Ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet high-quality standards.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with other departments such as R&D, Data Science, Business Development, Medical Affairs, Product Management, and Engineering to integrate genomics data into broader research and development initiatives.
  • Data Integration and Management: Facilitate the integration of genomics data with other types of data (clinical, demographic, etc.) to enrich the analyses. Manage large datasets and ensure data integrity and confidentiality.
  • Reporting and Communication: Present complex genomics data and analyses in a clear and comprehensible manner to a variety of audiences, including non-experts. Prepare detailed reports and publications.
  • Innovation and Development: Stay abreast of the latest developments in genomics and bioinformatics. Propose and develop new methods and technologies for advanced data analysis.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with key stakeholders to define project goals, report progress, and discuss findings. Act as a liaison between the technical team and non-technical stakeholders.


  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genetics, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in bioinformatics, particularly in genomics data analysis.
  • Strong experience in managing and analyzing large-scale genomic or healthcare datasets.
  • Demonstrated expertise in cancer genomics, including familiarity with genomic alterations, molecular pathways, and cancer biology.
  • Additional expertise in germline genetics, particularly in relation to organ health and women's health, is a significant plus.
  • Proficiency in predictive analytics, machine learning, and statistical modeling.
  • Excellent project management skills with a proven track record in leading successful projects.
  • Proficient in programming languages such as Python or R, SQL, and data visualization tools.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience managing one or more direct/indirect reports.
  • Knowledge of translational medicine and/or early discovery in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry is a plus.


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/

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