Automation Engineer

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

Natera San Carlos, CA

Company
Natera
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
361001
AJE Ref #
576206194
Location
San Carlos, CA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

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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.


The Automation Engineer within the Process Engineering Group contributes to the development and implementation of automation systems and workflows to support the processing of samples in a clinical diagnostics laboratory environment. This individual collaborates with a team of scientists and engineers on projects to conceptualize, design, develop, and implement solutions designed to optimize the performance and increase the efficiencies of the laboratory processes.

Principal responsibilities of this position include programing liquid handling robots for, building rapport with end-users, and coordinating with cross functional teams. Development and integration of the automation systems and related software tools, preparing the documentation for equipment validation and operating procedures, and ensure successful implementation in the labs. Additional responsibilities include user training, troubleshooting, optimizing the workflows, and on-going support for the end-users.