23andMe, the leading consumer genetics company, has accumulated a wealth of genotypic and phenotypic information from participants committed to improving human health through advances in genomics. We are seeking an exceptional computational biologist to join our cross-functional Therapeutics team focused on discovery and development of novel therapeutic agents. You will have the opportunity to work on the world’s largest collection of phenotype and genetic data to help the team identify novel predictive/prognostic biomarkers and drug targets.
What you’ll do
Contribute to ongoing therapeutic development programs by analyzing clinically relevant disease subtypes to help understand the MOA of our targets/drugs and identify predictive and prognostic biomarkers.
Lead the effort to identify, evaluate and curate public genetic and genomics data related to disease subtypes and drug response.
Design/implement novel methods and tools to analyze human genetic and genomic data for both biomarker and target discovery.
Work collaboratively with biomarker scientists, wet-lab scientists, computational biologists, and statistical geneticists.
What you’ll bring
Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Statistics, Computer Science or a related quantitative field
1-5 years' post-Ph.D. experience, reflecting a strong record of achievement either through publications or successful industry accomplishments
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively especially to non-specialists
Ability to work well on cross-functional teams
Experience developing robust data analysis software in R and/or Python
Expertise in several of the following: RNAseq, WES/WGS, mass spectrometry, regression modeling, and/or machine learning
Understanding and expertise in human genetics, GWAS, fine mapping, QTLs
Knowledge of biology in at least one disease-relevant area (e.g., immunology, oncology, metabolic or cardiovascular disease, etc.)
Knowledge/experience in biomarkers
Internal Number: 526
23andMe’s mission is 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 understanding. We have excellent career opportunities for talented scientists to join our growing Research and Therapeutics teams.