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Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine


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The Senior Scientist - Translational Medicine leads partnerships with clinicians, product managers, and key opinion leaders (KOLs) in applying genomic data to advance healthcare. This position in the Oncology department focuses on the detection and analysis of circulating tumor DNA to inform clinical decisions and improve outcomes in patients with solid and hematological malignancies. The cross functional Translational Medicine role requires extensive collaboration with various internal stakeholders and external strategic research partners, pharmaceutical companies, and KOLs to integrate genomic and clinical data across multiple high-impact projects in a fast-paced environment.

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Analyze biological, clinical, and assay results to advance research projects and complete team objectives

Work with clinicians, product managers, and key opinion leaders to transform product requirements into technical specifications for future oncology products using circulating tumor DNA

Collaborate with molecular biologists, computational biologists, and statisticians to build research strategies that solve challenging problems

Perform genomic analysis to explore biological, scientific, and clinical questions in oncology and translating results to impact patient care

Lead internal efforts on oncology knowledge management and curation

Collaborate with external partnerships, include academics, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies

Communicate results and findings of analyses to academic researchers and collaborate to publish findings in high impact journals

Work with business and biological teams to understand the research landscape and technology options

Performs other duties as assigned.

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


Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genomics, Oncology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, or equivalent required. Specific expertise in bioinformatics preferred. MD beneficial.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.


Solid scientific understanding or education background in oncology - including diagnostics and therapeutics.

Knowledgeable and experience in the use and optimization of novel technologies and understand the competitive landscape

Knowledge of cancer from both a molecular genomics and clinical perspective

Working knowledge of bioinformatics and genomics sequencing analysis techniques

Knowledge of data mining and statistical analysis tools, specific experience with R, SQL, or Stata is a plus.

Experience collaborating and communicating with outside stakeholders, including companies, KOLs, and academic experts preferred

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills will be needed in our cross functional team.


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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made for those individuals with real or perceived disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job described.

Position is remote but may require occasional travel


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.

Job ID: Natera-7535
Employment Type: Other