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Statistical Geneticist Summer Intern (Remote) - 23andMe

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Job Title
Statistical Geneticist Summer Intern (Remote)
Job Location
Sunnyvale, California
Job Description

During our 10-week summer internship program, you’ll join our Research team who utilize a wide range of expertise to conduct innovative research at an unprecedented scale and level of complexity. You will apply statistical expertise and combine with one of the largest genomic datasets in the world to advance research findings in human traits and diseases. Ideal candidates will have multiple years of training in the statistical genetics field, especially in gene-based test and meta-analysis across ethnicities, and the ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of audiences. The dates for Cohort 1 will be June 5, 2023 - August 18, 2023; the dates for Cohort 2 will be June 20, 2023 - September 1, 2023.


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

  • Perform gene-based test using summary stats across ethnicity groups
  • Investigate the optimal strategy to select variants to improve discovery power
  • Evaluate the performance between single-population and multi-ethnicity results
  • Create documents and presentations summarizing research findings.


What You’ll Bring

  • Pursuing a PhD degree in Computational Biology, Statistics, Computer Science or a related quantitative field
  • Skilled at programming in Python and R, and regular use of the Unix cluster environment
  • Solid understanding of statistical genetics concepts (GWAS, LD, population structure etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Authorization to work in the US

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Strongly Preferred

  • Profound knowledge in Statistical Genetics, especially in gene-based test and meta-analysis across ethnicities
  • Hands-on experience in approaches using GWAS summary statistics
  • Hands-on experience working with very large genomic datasets


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