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Senior Data Scientist

United States


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required.


Natera is seeking a highly motivated senior data scientist to join our rapidly growing company. As a member of the data group you will participate in the design and prototyping of cutting edge algorithms for analysis of genetic and clinical data. You will perform data analysis, algorithm design, contribute to our intellectual property portfolio, and interact closely with R&D and product teams to define the requirements and improve the products and processes.

POSITION LOCATION: Austin, TX, San Carlos, CA or Remote, USA

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• 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



• Masters or Ph.D. in quantitative field (Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or similar)

• Extensive knowledge and practical experience in several of the following areas: machine learning, statistics, deep learning,

• At least five years' experience in data analysis using scripting languages such as Python (could be replaced by extensive experience in a procedural language such as C++)

• Experience in large scale data processing

• Experience with a database query language such as SQL

• Experience with scalable data processing tools (Spark, Dataflow or similar)

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

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

• Desire to learn about genetics, sequencing technologies, etc.

Desirable but not required:

• Previous experience in healthcare

• Previous exposure to next-generation sequencing analysis


• Experience in using Python, 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


  • This position primarily works in an office environment. It requires frequent sitting, standing and walking.
  • Daily use of a computer is required. May stand for extended periods when facilitating meetings or walking in the facilities.
  • The physical demands of the position described herein are essential functions of the job and employees must be able to successfully perform these tasks for extended periods.

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.

Job ID: Natera-8166
Employment Type: Other