Scientist II / Senior Scientist, Computational Biology

South San Francisco, California, United States

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.

23andMe's Therapeutics team is committed to discovering and developing new therapies that can offer significant benefits for patients. This dedicated research and development group in South San Francisco identifies novel targets using 23andMe's genetic database and performs preclinical research to advance programs for disease areas with high unmet need.

Who you are

We are looking for a quantitative scientist with extensive experience in computational biology and human genomics. Biological interpretation of the unparalleled wealth of genetic signals available to 23andMe requires efficient computational methods that augment our database with public or internally generated high-throughput functional data, as well as methods to summarize this data in ways that enable decision making. Ideal candidates will use rigorous quantitative reasoning, creativity, and understanding of biological systems to develop robust tools that drive discovery and interpretation. The successful candidate will have significant experience working with large genomic datasets using the best practices in statistical data analysis. Our team is very collaborative, and the ability to communicate ideas and results to other scientists is key.

What you’ll bring

  • Ph.D. -- or M.S. with at least 5 years of work experience in a research setting -- in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics,  Computer Science, Statistics or a related field
  • Hands-on experience working with very large genomic datasets
  • Extensive experience in writing robust code in a shared development environment; strong programming skills in R
  • Background in statistical data analysis or machine learning
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex results to colleagues from a wide range of scientific backgrounds


  • Development of interactive applications for a biological audience using the Shiny framework
  • Contribution to an open source project, especially in R

Note:  Job title will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials

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 Sunnyvale, 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.