Research Associate – R&D
Natera - San Carlos, CA

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Research Associate - R&D

Job description
  • Receive and process laboratory specimens following the standard methods and procedures with superb attention to detail.
  • Track samples with use of LIMS, database queries, and advanced excel techniques; verify that correct specimens are being processed and analyzed.
  • Maintain equipment and instruments in good operating condition, recognize any malfunctions and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Complete routine preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on instruments and equipment
  • Responsible for maintaining updated understanding and knowledge of the methods employed in the laboratory
  • Utilize molecular biology techniques in performing laboratory tests

Desired Experience
  • gDNA isolation from blood (preferred)
  • Practical knowledge of LIMS/database query tools (preferred)
  • Experience with PCR library preparation for next generation sequencing and sequencing platforms (MiSeq, GA2X, Ion Torrent)
  • Sample analysis/QC on the Agilent Bioanalyzer, Nanodrop, Qubit, electrophoresis
  • Skill conducting quantitative-PCR (optional)
  • Experience with laboratory robotics platforms (optional)

Qualifications
  • BS/BA in a biological science
  • 2-3 years Molecular Biology laboratory experience required.
  • Must have proven interpersonal, communication, computer, and technical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Microsoft Excel experience required.

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Natera is driven by a passion for elevating the science and utility of prenatal testing. The advent of the Information Age has created a...