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Sr. Scientist I/II, Research Data Collection

Sunnyvale, California, United States

We are looking for a senior researcher with a track record in conducting research using electronic health records, web or mobile surveys, and other health data. 23andMe has the world’s largest research database of participants with both genetic and self-reported data. A broader health data collection strategy is critical to our human genetics research mission. The successful candidate will help drive the health data strategy and implementation for our 10M+ participant research cohort, in collaboration with scientific stakeholders from across fields, including consumer, clinical, and pharmaceutical researchers.

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

This person will have a vision of the future of data collection and will help identify and acquire new measures of health conditions and behaviors. In addition, you will also be involved in research efforts across the company, in consultation with clinical experts, biologists, and statisticians, including to:

  • Evaluate and improve electronic health record, self-reported, sensor, or image-derived health data, among others
  • Employ methods that could address user experience or phenotyping algorithms, for example
  • Understand and review available health data with stakeholders
  • Propose health data collection strategies for genetic discovery
  • Mentor or manage junior scientists and research associates

What You'll Bring

  • Advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, or a relevant behavioral or social science
  • Experience with quantitative research, and analysis in R or Python
  • 8 years experience in health research
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • An ability to work on teams, in a fluid and highly collaborative environment
  • Experience managing people a plus
  • Some understanding of genetics and biology, experience with web design or coding, or with qualitative or user research a plus

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.

Sr. Scientist I: $144,800 - $181,000 - $217,200
Sr. Scientist II: $160,000 - $200,000 - $240,000