Therapeutics

Computational Biologist Intern (Remote)

South San Francisco, California, United States

23andMe is looking for a Computational Biologist Intern to join our Therapeutics team this summer! We are looking for a quantitative scientist with extensive experience in computational biology and bioinformatics. Ideally, you have demonstrated experience conducting creative and independent research analyzing a broad range of genomic datasets. Our team is very collaborative, and the ability to communicate ideas and results to other scientists is important.

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.

Our Therapeutics team, which was established more than five years ago, has been actively identifying novel drug targets using 23andMe’s unparalleled database and developing a portfolio across several therapeutic areas, including oncology and cardiovascular and metabolic disease.  More information about our Therapeutics team is available at https://therapeutics.23andme.com/.

Join our collaborative, cross-functional research team focused on discovery of novel therapeutic targets and their development in our laboratories!

What you’ll do

  • Learn about and contribute to the innovative drug development pipeline at 23andMe 
  • Evaluate and curate public datasets of interest which can be incorporated into the drug development process
  • Design, evaluate and implement methods and analysis to prioritize potential drug targets 
  • Work on cross-functional teams and connect with scientists with a broad range of expertise.

What you’ll bring / Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a Ph.D. or Master degree, preferably in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering, Genetics, or a related field.
  • Hands-on experience working with large genomic datasets
  • Experience in developing robust data analysis in R or Python
  • Exceptional communication skills, with an ability to convey complex computational results to colleagues 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment 

Pluses 

  • Understanding and expertise in human genetics, GWAS and QTLs. 
  • Experience working with epigenomic data, and familiarity with related public databases (ENCODE, FANTOM, etc) and tools. 
  • Experience in drug development or biotech industry.

Note: This will be a remote internship in the U.S.

About Us

23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the mission of the company is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by Glassdoor as one of the Best Places to Work in 2019, 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 millions of customers worldwide, with more than 80 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe, Inc. is located in Sunnyvale, CA. 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.

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