Scientist II, Statistical Genetics



Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2023

Research & Science

Sunnyvale, California, United States

23andMe is looking for a quantitative scientist with extensive experience in statistical analysis of human genetics data to join our research team. You will develop and apply statistical methods in order to derive insights from 23andMe’s large-scale genetic and phenotypic datasets, with a focus on pleiotropy and disease modeling. You will work cross-functionally with research and therapeutics scientists to support target discovery and validation efforts.

With the world’s largest database of more than ten million genotyped customers, 23andMe is at the forefront of using human genetics to advance biomedical research and transform healthcare. Join our growing research team in translating genetic discoveries into insights into molecular biology of human traits and diseases.

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.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop or use software for the statistical analyses of large-scale genomic and phenotypic datasets
  • Analyze genetic variants associated with specific inherited traits, and across multiple traits
  • Model phenotypes of interest to derive genetic insights and therapeutic hypotheses
  • Work collaboratively with members of the Research, Therapeutics, and Engineering teams to develop the research platform
  • Regularly present and communicate research to internal stakeholders
  • Represent the 23andMe research team at scientific conferences

What You’ll Bring

  • PhD in Statistics, Statistical Genetics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or a related quantitative field.
  • Research experience in immune/autoimmune or cardiometabolic diseases.
  • Experience in writing robust code in a shared development environment.
  • Hands-on experience working with very large datasets in R and Python, C++ experience is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment

Strongly Preferred

  • 2+ years of postdoctoral 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

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.

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
$145,000$217,000 USD