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Research Technician



San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024
Research Technician - Temporary position, 3 months
The Research Technician performs routine laboratory research and development services. Works with a multidisciplinary team. Under nominal direction, performs a variety of basic and general laboratory research and sample management tasks determined by the field and scope of the research project.
This is a temporary position with a scheduled time frame of approximately 3 months. On site in San Carlos, CA. The hourly rate is $30.
  • Work primarily with R&D Scientific Operations providing biosamples for use in clinical and research efforts.
  • Maintain the sample bank inventory and fulfill routine interdepartmental sample requests.
  • Receive, catalog, store, and monitor biosamples to ensure chain of custody and quality
  • Assist in sample accessioning, pulls, distribution, and issue resolutions
  • Update and maintain current and incoming inventory of biosamples
  • Identify, label, and keep accurate sample records in LIMS/database
  • Perform sample inventory reconciliation
  • Data review and management of sample related documents
  • Sample processing: plasma isolation and cfDNA extraction
  • Recognize and escalate equipment and instrument malfunctions to appropriate personnel.
  • Review standard operating procedures (SOP) and other sample-related documents when necessary
  • Ensure accurate, ethical, and appropriate management of samples in compliance with all applicable federal regulations
  • Adhere to environmental, health and safety (EHS) guidelines and good clinical and laboratory practices (GCP/GLP)
  • Perform other tasks as specified by the manager/director
  • This role works with PHI on a regular basis both in paper and electronic form and have an access to various technologies to access PHI (paper and electronic) in order to perform the job.
  • 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.
  • BS/BA in a biological science or equivalent required
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of related laboratory experience
  • Familiar with basic clinical or research laboratory techniques, including sterile handling and proper storage of samples
  • Basic knowledge of LIMS/database query tools with Microsoft Excel and SQL experience a plus!
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Team player with demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build effective working relationships within functional area
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, evolving environment, and manage competing priorities


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