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Natera Overview

San Carlos, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (NTRA)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Natera® is a worldwide genetic testing and diagnostics company that’s changing how doctors and patients manage genetic disease. Our team includes clinicians, scientists, biostatisticians, researchers, and talented laboratory professionals from around the ... Read more

Mission: CONCEIVE innovative breakthroughs in science and technology

DELIVER actionable information to improve reproductive health, cancer, and organ transplant care

Help patients THRIVE by getting earlier, more accurate health information, and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are very proud to announce that the Signatera test is now commercially available for clinical use in the US and in select international countries. Signatera is the first custom-built ctDNA test for molecular treatment monitoring and molecular residual disease (MRD) ever launched for patients with solid tumors. This Wednesday we received our first test order! Learn more about Signatera at

    #Signatera #MRD #oncology #ctDNA

  • Another important study highlights Signatera's potential to change how cancer patients are managed. A JAMA Oncology study showed that our Signatera test detected colorectal cancer recurrence up to 16.5 months earlier than radiologic imaging and identified patients most likely to relapse before and after chemotherapy.

    #colorectalcancer #cancer #ctdna #oncology #signatera

    Analysis of Plasma Cell-Free DNA by Ultradeep Sequencing in Patients With Stages I to III Colorectal Cancer

    Question Does analysis of longitudinal data from circulating tumor DNA enable residual disease detection and risk-stratified postoperative management of stages I-III colorectal cancer? Findings In this cohort study of 125 patients and 795 plasma samples from Denmark, circulating tumor DNA was associated with relapse as were current identified risk factors, both before and after adjuvant therapy and during long-term surveillance.

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Natera – Why Work For Us?

Applying revolutionary technology to change the management of disease worldwide is at the heart of Natera’s mission.

Natera has developed proprietary technology to detect minute quantities of DNA more accurately than any other commercial lab in the world. Natera is actively applying these technologies to the area of maternal and prenatal health, oncology, and organ transplantation. Our mission is to change the management of disease worldwide. The company operates a CLIA certified laboratory in California and has world wide distribution for its products. 

The Natera team consists of statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists and software engineers from world class institutions. Our technology has been funded by six grants from the National Institute of Health and a group of private investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. 

Natera seeks highly motivated and skilled professionals dedicated to our mission to deliver the highest quality testing and decision-making tools to patients and clinicians. Do you think you can make a difference in our quest? Do you share our values? 

Our values:

  • A person behind every sample
  • Be accountable, take ownership
  • Think team
  • Lean and nimble
  • Show me the data
  • Be ready to change the world

Click here to see our open positions!

Natera affords equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons. Period.

Click here to learn about managing genetic disease


Our Vision: In the future, all prenatal genetic testing will be done from a single blood draw early in pregnancy, and patients with cancer and organ transplants will regularly have DNA blood tests to manage their disease. Through our clinical laboratory and cloud-based software, Natera will deliever the leading technologies, products, and customer experiences to make this the standard of care worldwide.

Natera is a global leader in cell-free DNA testing.The mission of the company is to change the management of disease worldwide. Natera operates an ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in San Carlos, Calif. It offers a host of proprietary genetic testing services to inform physicians who care for pregnant women, researchers in cancer including biopharmaceutical companies, and genetic laboratories through its cloud-based software platform. 

Family of reproductive health genetic tests: Natera is driven by a passion for improving the path to parenthood with a suite of high-quality products that support families in their journey from preconception, to pregnancy, and birth.

Cutting-edge oncology research: Natera is developing new tools to revolutionize treatment monitoring, recurrence monitoring, and residual disease detection across many cancer types.

Lab solutions: Natera offers propriety bioinformatic solutions that enable laboratories worldwide to expand their test offerings. Constellation manages security, storage, compliance and computational resources.

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    I have been working at Natera full-time (Less than a year)


    -Fantastic training program (Go Yesika!!)
    - Amazing co-worker support
    -Emphasis on work-life balance
    -Catered lunches to boost morale
    -Great work environment altogether, doesn't feel stressful or toxic
    -Very friendly staff
    -There's a sense that you're actually cared about and appreciated
    -flexible with schedule when situations outside work arise


    -can't think of any right now actually

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.
    Keep emphasizing a care for your employees.
    Honestly, I feel more appreciated here in these first few months than I thought.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Natera (Buffalo, NY).


    2 interviews, one with regional, one with 2 managers, both were about 90 minutes, nothing too strenuous, both managers were very down to earth, and just wanted me to show that I knew about the company, the products and my plans to move business

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    • Very straight forward sales questions- how do you move business, examples of work ethic, biggest challenges you've overcome etc   Answer Question
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Natera Awards & Accolades

  • Technology Pioneer, World Economic Forum, 2014
  • Fierce 15, FierceMedicalDevices, 2013
  • Medical/Dental - Diagnostic Tools, Edison Award, 2017
  • Diagnostic Systems - Gold, Edison Award, 2018
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