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 experience and expertise in using AI/ML approaches to model complex data.  23andMe has the world’s largest cohort of phenotypes and genotypes. Your role will be to work with our team of computational biologists and geneticists to help guide the use of AI/ML technologies to support drug discovery.  Areas of application involve: predictive models of genetic risk for various diseases and traits, phenotype imputation, highly multivariate regression modeling, application of methods such as Gaussian processes to longitudinal data, as well as high dimensional clustering approaches to assess complex diseases.

What you’ll bring

  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science or a related field with a strong emphasis on AI/ML approaches and strong statistical expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • Experience working with very large data sets


  • Experience programming in a cloud environment
  • Experience in genetics and/or genomics

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.

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