Laboratory Informatics Specialist

Natera

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POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Laboratory Informatics Specialist is part of our Technical Product Management team within the Software Engineering department. The Laboratory Informatics Specialist works closely with multiple groups to implement and support LabVantage LIMS systems for tracking the organization’s laboratory workflows.  This includes understanding the business processes of the groups we work with and applying technical expertise to assist in the software development and support processes. This role will perform delivery of requirements, testing, and usage of LabVantage for configuration and support.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Configure LabVantage to implement features and changes for maintenance releases and new product development.
  • Translate laboratory needs into clearly written technical product requirements and specifications.
  • Assist software quality assurance with testing of changes in LabVantage.
  • Assist engineering production support with resolving LabVantage issues and investigations.
  • Create reports and views in LabVantage for laboratory operations and production support.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS in related major or equivalent industry experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, which includes 2+ years of direct experience working in software application development.
  • Experience working with users to configure data management software to meet business workflow requirements.
  • Experience working with relational databases and creating SQL queries (especially Oracle).

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge in following areas of software development:

    • Software product requirements documentation
    • Data management software configuration/administration
    • Software QA testing and documentation
    • JIRA or similar issue tracking system
  • Preferred domain knowledge:
    • LIMS, LIS, LES, and/or ELN (especially LabVantage)
    • Laboratory processes and instrumentation
    • Laboratory software compliance requirements
  • Desirable technical skills:
    • Comfortable with Linux command line usage
    • Programming or scripting knowledge (Java, Groovy, Javascript)
    • Cloud/AWS basics
  • Excellent written communication skills to produce clear, concise and correct technical documentation.
  • Strong ability to comprehend complex problems and apply knowledge to propose potential solutions.
  • Analytical skills to be able to understand the needs of customers and work out priorities.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Duties 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.
  • Duties may require working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends) at times.

OUR OPPORTUNITY

 

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.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

 

Competitive Benefits.  Healthy catered lunches, Premium snacks and beverages, Onsite gym with cardio and weight-training equipment, Game room with satellite TV, Onsite dry cleaning and alteration service with pick-up and delivery, Employee-organized sport leagues, Happy hours and BBQs, Generous Employee Referral program.

 

For more information, visit www.natera.com.

 

Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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