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Clinical Biostatistician

Company: Natera
Location: San Carlos
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


The Clinical Biostatistician participates in analysis of clinical and genetic data while working closely with biologists and other cross functional teams. Designs and implements experiments and statistical analyses of varying complexity in the context of research, clinical trials, scientific publications and product development.


  • Prepare and execute statistical analysis plans with supervision from senior team members. Produce high quality written documentation of analysis plans and results. Use statistical and clinical understanding to propose and perform analyses consistent with project objectives.
  • Perform sample size and power calculations for statistical analyses of varying complexity.
  • Explain statistical concepts and results to project team members and other internal stakeholders.
  • When challenges arise, communicate concerns and present potential solutions to the project team.
  • Write statistical sections of study plans, reports, manuscripts and other documents as needed by the project team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, biostatistics, or equivalent with 2-5 years of industry experience or Master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, or equivalent with 0-2 years of industry experience.
  • At least 2 years practical experience with data analysis software such as Matlab, Python or R (R is preferred).


  • Working knowledge of advanced statistical methods including the ability to produce novel methods based on first principles understanding.
  • Ability and desire to communicate in cross functional teams with members from varying background.
  • Ability to produce high quality written documentation for varying audiences.


  • 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.

Travel required for this position:

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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.


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!

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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.

Keywords: Natera, San Francisco , Clinical Biostatistician, Other , San Carlos, California

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