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Sr Data Scientist

Natera

Natera

Data Science
San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Data Scientist is a member of the Data Science group. Participates in the design and prototyping of cutting-edge algorithms for analysis of genetic data. Perform data analysis, contributes to our intellectual property portfolio, and interacts closely with our molecular biology and bioinformatics teams to guide and analyze experiments.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in research efforts into building probabilistic models for next generation sequence platforms.

  • Leverage accurate probability models to build the next round of algorithms and products.

  • Move products through the full development process, from research through commercial launch.

  • Contribute to our intellectual property portfolio.

  • Drive rigorous data analysis effort and support group efforts toward high quality documentation.

  • Help develop and guide molecular biology experiments.

  • Employee must complete training relating to HIPAA/PHI privacy, General Policies and Procedure Compliance training and security training as soon as possible but not later than the first 30 days of hire.

  • Must maintain a current status on Natera training requirements.

  • Employee must pass a post-offer criminal background check.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • Masters and 2+ years of relevant experience or PhD in applied math, statistics, or equivalent.

  • Experience working with genomic data.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in data analysis (including experience obtained while acquiring Masters or Ph.D.) using software such as Python, R or MATLAB. Could be replaced by extensive experience in a procedural language such as C++.

  • Excellent foundation in probability theory and estimation/classification methods.

  • Proven ability to apply mathematical principles to solve real estimation problems and implement practical solutions.

  • Previous exposure to next-generation sequencing analysis.

  • Effective communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Desirable but not required:

  • Post-graduate experience in a data science or engineering role outside of academics.

  • Experience with a database query language such as SQL

  • Experience with project management tools such as JIRA

  • AWS or other cloud infrastructure experience

  • Experience with version control systems such as GitHub, GitLab, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Experience in using Python, MATLAB, or R in data analysis.

  • Excellent communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

  • Desire to learn about human genetics and sequencing technologies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • 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.

OUR OPPORTUNITY

Driven by the passion for elevating the science and utility of genetic testing, Natera is committed to helping families identify and manage genetic diseases. Natera is a rapidly-growing diagnostics company with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology for analyzing DNA. Our complex technology has been proven clinically and commercially in the prenatal testing space and we are actively researching its applications in the liquid biopsy space for developing products with oncology applications.


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.

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
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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