Associate Director, Bioinformatics



Natera is currently seeking an Associate Director to join our Women's Health Bioinformatics team. The individual will lead a team of Bioinformatics Scientists and will be responsible for the planning and execution of research projects related to Women’s Health. The ideal candidate should be an experienced team leader and have a strong background in algorithm and assay development, sequencing data processing, and experience with full life cycle of product development. 


  • Envision, plan, and execute research strategies in collaboration with other cross-functional stakeholders
  • Drive the development of innovative algorithms on ultra-deep sequencing data
  • Lead a team of Bioinformatics Scientists and support their professional growth
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and scientific excellence
  • Work closely with interdisciplinary teams including engineering, biostats, and molecular biology teams to support the development of new products
  • Contribute to experimental design and ensure data integrity and quality control
  • Communicate findings clearly across all levels and functions of the company and act as a subject matter expert
  • Present results at conferences and publish in top-tier journals
  • Develop and improve analysis pipelines for diagnostic tests, including variant detection and quality control.
  • Deploy analysis pipelines on the cloud and optimize the resource utilization
  • Lead assay development and optimization, and troubleshoot wetlab experiments through close collaboration with wetlab scientists


  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Biostatistics, or related field
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of working in the bioinformatics field and extensive managerial and cross-functional experience
  • Track-record of leading and developing state-of-the-art and highly impactful computational methods
  • Highly experienced in algorithm development, data analysis, and machine learning
  • Experience with multiplex PCR and hybrid capture data
  • Experience in Python
  • Experience using Linux command-line tools and writing shell scripts
  • Ability to visualize findings and summarize results in oral and written form for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • High scientific rigor and eager to teach and learn about new computational methods and biology
The pay range is listed and actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.Remote USA$153,800—$230,800 USD


Natera™ 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.


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.

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Job Profile


401k benefits Commuter benefits Competitive Competitive benefits Comprehensive medical Dental Employee Referral Program Fertility care benefits Free testing Life and disability plans Pregnancy and baby bonding leave Vision


Algorithm Development Assay Development Bioinformatics Biostatistics Collection Computer Data analysis Data processing Genetics Genetic Testing Linux Machine Learning Molecular Biology Oncology Product Development Python Quality Control Research Sequencing Data Processing

  • Act as a subject matter expert
  • Analysis
  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams
  • Communicating findings
  • Data Analysis
  • Developing analysis pipelines
  • Ensure data integrity
  • Ensuring data integrity
  • Envisioning research strategies
  • Fostering innovation
  • Leading algorithm development
  • Optimizing resource utilization
  • Presenting results
  • Supporting team growth
  • Troubleshooting experiments

6-8 years


Bioinformatics Biostatistics Business Computer Science Engineering Genetics Mathematics Oncology PhD in Bioinformatics Related Field Software


Remote position