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Product Scientist - 23andMe

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Job Title
Product Scientist
Job Location
Sunnyvale, California
Job Description

Are you fascinated by genetics and interested in revolutionizing how people interact with their DNA? We're looking for curious, product-minded scientists to help translate advances in clinical health domains into mainstream benefits. Your work could help millions of people understand their genetic and other health information and use it to make impactful life changes.


Who We Are

23andMe’s mission is to help individuals and researchers 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.


What You’ll Do

  • Research ideas for science-driven content and product features and evaluate them from user, scientific, clinical, regulatory, and business perspectives
  • Critically evaluate and synthesize data from scientific papers and internal research
  • Develop compelling and accurate scientific content and features for 23andMe's consumer product
  • Provide scientific support to a variety of teams across the company
  • Want to know more? Visit our website to learn about the types of features we develop.


What You’ll Bring

  • A Ph.D. in the life sciences, preferably related to human genetics
  • Experience with topics at the intersection of genetics and human health, such as pharmacogenetics, rare disease, cancer genetics, or polygenic risk assessment.
  • A demonstrated ability to make complex scientific and medical concepts interesting and accessible to various audiences
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and research methodologies in the context of critically evaluating scientific findings
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of human genetics and genomic technologies
  • The ability to be proactive, thorough, and independent but to also work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced, and interdisciplinary team


Strongly Preferred

  • Experience with clinical implementation of genetics and/or digital health industries
  • Experience with medical device regulation or technical writing
  • Experience with the command line, scripting, programming languages, or markup languages, and familiarity with related tools (such as Python, R, HTML, or Git)
  • Experience with data visualization, analytics, or information design


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 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.

23andMe Headquarters Location

Mountain View, CA

23andMe Company Size

Between 500 - 1,000 employees

23andMe Founded Year


23andMe Funding Rounds

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $82,500,000 USD

  • Corporate Round

    $300,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $1,700,000 USD

  • Series E

    $115,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $1,400,000 USD

  • Series D

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $9,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $22,220,289 USD

  • Series B

    $14,200,000 USD

  • Series B

    $13,600,000 USD

  • Series A

    $8,953,320 USD