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Sr. Scientist II

Sunnyvale, 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. With the world’s largest database of more than thirteen million genotyped customers, 23andMe is at the forefront of using human genetics to advance biomedical research and transform healthcare. 

What You’ll Do
23andMe is looking for a Sr. Scientist II to join our Lung cancer research team. This Scientist will provide scientific input and strategic direction for 23andMe’s research initiatives involving the lung cancer cohort. They will be responsible for the scientific success of the lung cancer research program, including developing and executing a research plan to achieve the programmatic aim. They will be involved with soliciting input from key internal and external stakeholders, tracking project goals, and implementing an analysis plan. The role has a significant partner-facing component, which will require collaboration with an external study sponsor and their advisors. 


What You’ll Bring
Be passionate about helping people living with lung cancer, their families and caregivers. You will be dedicated to incorporating the perspectives of individuals impacted by lung cancer into the research. Have a track record of collaboration with scientific thought leaders, and the ability to communicate with an external network of academic and industry collaborators, advisors, as well as advocates in the field. Possess the ability to effectively convey the program’s strategy, ideas, and results to scientists and nonscientists. Have the ability to implement the project goals and manage resources. Communicate to a wide range of internal and external audiences, while being able to effectively convey the program’s strategy, ideas, and results clearly to a wide range of internal and external audiences, both scientists and nonscientists.

  • PhD or MD with 5 years of post-PhD research experience in oncology research
  • Preference to an expertise in computational biology, longitudinal research, or epidemiological modeling. 
  • Ability to be able to provide direction for a large scale lung cancer cohort study while incorporating strategic scientific and business goals
  • Expertise or hands-on experience with “Big Data” science and/or “Natural History Data” applied to oncology
  • Ability to represent the company and the lung cancer cohort findings at appropriate scientific, non-scientific, and other professional meetings
  • Ability to establish and maintain key relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to lead directly and by influence, including strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Exceptional communication skills with the demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all stakeholders across various mediums.

Note: Ability to work from 23andMe's office in Sunnyvale, CA a minimum of 3 days per week


About Us
23andMe, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has pioneered direct access to genetic information as the only company with multiple FDA authorizations for genetic health risk reports. The company has created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, with 80 percent of its customers electing to participate. The platform also powers the 23andMe Therapeutics group, currently pursuing drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics across a spectrum of diseases. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.

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 accommodations-ext@23andme.com. 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.

Pay Transparency
23andMe takes a market-based approach to pay, and amounts will vary depending on your geographic location. The salary range reflected here is for a candidate based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
San Francisco Bay Area Base Pay Range
$160,000$240,000 USD