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Research Policy Manager

Sunnyvale, California, United States

Do you love science (and scientists) but have no desire to spend your days at a lab bench? Are you motivated not only by getting things done, but by making sure they’re done right? Do you love writing? Are you interested in learning more about the policy side of human genetics research? 

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, compliance, privacy, data sharing, and data management to meet business objectives.


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.


Who You Are

We are seeking a research policy manager to support the development, execution, and maintenance of research policies that facilitate innovative research while protecting the interests of our customers, research participants, and the business. 


What You’ll Do

  • Plan and execute research policy initiatives and programs with multiple stakeholders, with a focus on data governance and research data privacy.
  • Draft and edit research policies and related documents.
  • Provide consultation on research policy-related questions to multiple groups within the company.
  • Develop training materials and provide training to multiple groups within the company.


What You’ll Bring

  • PhD in a biomedical field, or Master’s degree with at least three years of relevant experience
  • Experience in biomedical or genomics science policy, data governance, or management of big data.
  • Familiarity with human genetics strongly preferred.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to take a project from inception to completion.
  • Excellent verbal, and written, and presentation communication skills; a love of writing and a knack for finding just the right words to deliver a message.
  • Experience managing, organizing and executing projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a highly collaborative environment.
  • A strong moral compass; empathy for customers, research participants, and colleagues.
  • Ability to work from 23andMe's office in Sunnyvale, CA a minimum of three days per week


Cover Letter:
Along with your CV, please provide a cover letter that includes a summary of your relevant research and policy experience.


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 disease areas, including oncology, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases, in addition to other therapeutic areas. 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
$108,800$163,200 USD