Research & Science

Research Associate - Research Ethics

Mountain View, California, United States

23andMe is seeking a talented research associate to support the regulatory efforts of 23andMe’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). This person will join a team of Regulatory Scientists and will assist with the submission of IRB protocols, manage project-tracking systems, and contribute to compliance-related activities.  This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the personal genomics industry, while contributing to the protection of research participants who are contributing to ground-breaking genetics research.

Who we are
Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome.  We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.

The 23andMe Research team is responsible for creating, and helping people benefit from, the world’s largest genetic and phenotypic research data set. We believe that behind every data point is a human being, and our responsibility to our research participants is a top priority. The Research Policy and Ethics group addresses a range of issues connected to our ground-breaking research program, including informed consent, research participation, privacy, and data sharing and management.

What you'll do

  • Provide administrative support to the Research Ethics team
  • Assist in project management activities related to IRB submissions
  • Draft study submission documents required for IRB review and approval
  • Assist in responding to IRB questions or concerns
  • Manage project tracking system (using Atlassian JIRA)
  • Maintain filing and archiving systems for team
  • Assist in maintaining the Research Ethics team’s testing platform, and perform compliance testing especially for mobile applications
  • Assist with compliance tests in audits of surveys and other regulated materials
  • Ensure researchers keep current with required trainings
  • Assist with drafting policies and procedures related to the protection of human subjects in research
  • Help manage and draft content for the IRB team’s internal website
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Help with literature reviews required for new protocols and other research projects
  • Perform other related duties as assigned including cross-team assignments within the Research Department

What you'll bring

  • BS in biomedical or behavioral science field
  • Experience preparing or reviewing submissions to IRBs/ethical review committees
  • Knowledge of the principles of ethical conduct of research with human subjects
  • Strong analytical, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Relentless attention to detail
  • Ability to be proactive and independent, and also flexible in the face of evolving priorities
  • Excellent communication skills with experience communicating with diverse stakeholders
  • 1-2 years experience in biomedical, clinical, or social/behavioral research preferred

About Us
23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by MIT Technology Review to its “50 Smartest Companies, 2017” list, and named one of Fast Company’s “25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017”. 23andMe has over 5 million customers worldwide, with ~85 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe is located in Mountain View, CA. More information is available at

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.