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Lead Data Scientist

Company: Natera, Inc.
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required.POSITION SUMMARY:Natera is seeking a highly motivated lead 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.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:--- -Lead the -research efforts in building Machine Learning/Deep Learning models for next generation sequence platforms--- -Leverage Machine Learning/Deep Learning 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--- -Mentor team members and provide thought leadership--- -Make decisions regarding own work methods, sometimes in ambiguous situations, and requires minimal direction and receives guidance where needed--- -Help develop and guide molecular biology experimentsQUALIFICATIONS:Requirements:--- -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++)--- -Advanced -experience in use of open source machine learning libraries (Python or R) in a cloud based environment--- -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--- -Proven experience working with teams of diverse individuals to deliver complex projects--- -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 analysisKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:--- -Extensive experience in using Python, R, and Spark and leveraging numerical and machine learning libraries (NumPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, Tensorflow, etc.)--- -Expert knowledge in Machine Learning (and/or Deep Learning)--- -Excellent communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment--- -Desire to learn about human genetics and sequencing technologiesDuties 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 OPPORTUNITYNatera--- is a global leader in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, dedicated to oncology, women's health, and organ health. Our aim is to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health and enable earlier and more targeted interventions that lead to longer, healthier lives.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 OFFERCompetitive 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! -

Keywords: Natera, Inc., Atlanta , Lead Data Scientist, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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