Scientist - Content & Curation

Organization: 
23andMe
Job Location: 
Mountain View, CA
Salary: 
Competitive package and free genotyping for you and a friend!
Benefits: 

Benefits, stock options, and CalTrain Go Pass!

Job Description: 

We're looking for enthusiastic people with scientific backgrounds to contribute to our scientific product efforts. Your work could help millions of people interpret their genetic information and use it to make impactful life changes.

Who we are:

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to empower individuals with access to and understanding of their own genetic information while driving breakthrough research on the world’s largest genetic and phenotypic data set. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health.

Who you are:

You love a good treasure hunt and fitting pieces into a complex puzzle. You are comfortable evaluating findings from scientific studies, a stickler for detail, and think a watertight scientific report is a thing of beauty. Spreadsheets, ticket tracking, and collaborative document editing in the cloud? Bring it on! Like us, you are mission-driven, team-oriented, and want to contribute to something that truly impacts people’s lives.

What you’ll do:

Find and critically evaluate scientific papers and record data for use in regulatory submissions and health reports.
Prepare regulatory documentation and work with product scientists to ensure evidence and interpretation are aligned.
Help prepare new genetic technology platforms and provide curation to support interpretation.
Adapt to new tasks and requirements while supporting the delivery of personal genetic data to the public.

Requirements: 

We hope you have:

An advanced degree in the life sciences.
Attention to detail and an appreciation for process.
Familiarity with statistical analysis and research methodologies in the context of critically evaluating scientific findings.
Experience using public databases, genomic tools, and online scientific resources.
Ability to be proactive, thorough, and independent; and work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative, and interdisciplinary environment.
Familiarity with medical genetics and/or pharmacogenetics a plus.
Experience with regulatory submissions and processes a plus.

Contact Information: 
About Our Organization: 

23andMe is the leading personal genetics company. We are dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. Our mission is to personalize healthcare by making and supporting meaningful discoveries through genetic research. Combining web development, computer science, genetics, social media, and informatics, 23andMe is at the forefront of a new era in personal genetics.