Research & Science

Scientist / Senior Scientist - Statistical Genetics

Sunnyvale, California, United States

Come join the growing 23andMe research team! We are searching for a creative, passionate colleague with experience in statistical genetics to join our highly productive Research Team. You will be involved in the analysis of human genetic data and the development of computational methods, which requires a mix of computational skills, statistical knowledge, creativity and biological insight.

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 Research Team

23andMe’s Research Team prides itself on driving state of the art, industrial-scale science that makes an impact that belies the team’s size, in an environment and culture that cultivates creativity, innovation, collaboration and fun. Our science has garnered the respect of many members of the broader scientific community. As 23andMe continues to grow, we are recruiting people who are excited by the potential discoveries we can make with our innovative research framework.

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Who you are

We are looking for a colleague with extensive training and experience in statistical genetics to join our best-in-class research team. You will work within and across teams to support our research efforts. The job requires strong statistical and computational skills, a deep understanding of human genetics, and excellent writing abilities. Ideally, you will have multiple years of experience playing a leadership role in genetic association studies and executing independently developed ideas, as well as an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of audiences.

What you’ll do

  • Design and execute a wide array of analyses for both customers across the business and externally.
  • Work collaboratively with partners in research, product, and engineering to develop our research platform.
  • For senior scientists: the expectation is for you to lead, develop, and mentor junior scientists. Lead teams to execute complex projects.

What you’ll bring

  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Genetics, or a related discipline.
  • Research experience in statistical human genetics.
  • Hands-on experience working with very large data sets in Python or R; experience with C/C++ is a plus.
  • Ease in a Linux environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a highly collaborative environment.

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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