Research Scientist, Statistical Genetics

Human Longevity, Inc.
Job Location
4570 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

- Comprehensive heath insurance coverage

- Vacation and company holidays totaling 18 paid days off each year

- Additional company perks and activities


Job Description

Purpose of Job

Human Longevity, Inc. is looking for a Research Scientist to work as a member of the Genomics Team. This Research Scientist plays a key role in the development, optimization and implementation of new methods and processes for the analysis of human genetic diversity.  This position will work closely with bioinformatics and machine learning teams.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensures up-to-date knowledge on statistical genetics.

  • Participates in the interest group of bioinformaticians and machine learning specialists to ensure state of the art annotation of the human genome.

  • Contributes research on very large numbers of human genomes.

  • Develops/improves algorithms for analysis of sequenced data.


Minimum Qualifications (Must have)

  • Strong background in statistical genetics, experience with genetic association analyses.

  • Expertise acquired from working with NextGen sequencing platforms (e.g. Illumina, PacBio, etc.) for sequence analysis

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with great attention to detail and record keeping in both lab notebook and electronic documentation.

  • A PhD or a postdoc in academic groups focused on statistical genetics.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a start-up environment

  • PhD in genetics, or comparable field

  • Background in computer sciences, mathematics and/or bioinformatics a plus

  • Self-Starter

  • Experience with population genetics

Working Conditions

  • Mixture of private offices, open space with cubicles, and wet-bench laboratory

  • Global environment with multiple sites, which may require work beyond standard business hours

  • Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending and kneeling

  • Must be able to lift and transport at least 25 pounds





Human Longevity, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

DISCLAIMER: The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities of an employee to this job.

How to Apply

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About Our Organization

About Human Longevity Inc.

Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) is the genomics-based, technology-driven company creating the most comprehensive database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data.  HLI is developing and applying large scale computing and machine learning to make novel discoveries to revolutionize the practice of medicine.  A privately held company headquartered in San Diego, CA, HLI was founded in 2013 by pioneers in the fields of genomics and stem cell therapy. HLI will be licensing access to its database, and developing new diagnostics and therapeutics as part of their product offerings. For more information please visit,

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