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Laboratory Associate 1

San Carlos, CA


The Laboratory Associate 1 supports R&D labs by ordering, receiving, and storing reagents and materials. Maintains upkeep of laboratory consumables and reagents inventory. Fulfills various requests by research staff related to laboratory workflows and anticipate laboratory needs.


  • Perform routine housekeeping to ensure the laboratory area is neat, clean, and organized
  • Order, receive, and store supplies, reagents and materials and verify receipt of items ordered
  • Prepare, aliquot and/or stock reagents
  • Ensure laboratory follows environmental, health and safety (EHS) and good laboratory practices (GLP) guidelines
  • Monitor satellite waste streams. Laboratory waste streams include biohazardous materials and hazardous chemical waste. Dispose of waste in accordance with EHS guidelines
  • Perform other tasks as specified by the supervisor/manager

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  • Bachelor's degree in life-science or related field preferred.
  • 1 year of experience working in a laboratory environment.


  • Works well in a team while being a self-starter.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.


  • Able to lift 40 lbs. occasionally.
  • Duties may require working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends) at times.


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. Healthy catered lunches, Premium snacks and beverages, Onsite gym with cardio and weight-training equipment, Game room with satellite TV, Onsite dry cleaning and alteration service with pick-up and delivery, Employee-organized sport leagues, Happy hours and BBQs, 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.

Client-provided location(s): San Carlos, CA, USA
Job ID: Natera-8119
Employment Type: Other