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Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

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

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Natera is currently seeking a Senior Bioinformatician with experience with high-throughput biological data and a strong interest in quantitative biology and algorithm development. The ideal candidate will provide support for analysis of large and complex genomics data sets generated within the group and aid with the integration of data between all of the research personnel.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze high-throughput DNA sequencing data and work with our team of scientists and statisticians to answer specific biological questions
  • Maintain tools and automated analysis pipelines for diagnostic tests, including variant detection and quality control with appropriate version-controlled software.
  • Develop new algorithms and tools for DNA sequencing data analysis and propose improvements
  • Contribute to experimental design, quality control, and statistical analysis

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Engineering, Biochemistry or similar field
  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Programming expertise in Java and/or Python
  • Deep understanding of DNA sequencing data and its analysis (mapping, variant calling, etc.)
  • Experience using Linux command-line tools and writing shell scripts
  • Ability to summarize results orally and in written form
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Engineering, Biochemistry or similar field
  • Experience with Cancer Biology and Immuno-Oncology
  • Experience with public domain data sources, e.g. dbSNP and TCGA
  • Experience with relational databases

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & 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.

Keywords: Natera, San Francisco , Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Other , San Carlos, California

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