Do you want to use your talent and training to make a difference in disease research? At 23andMe we are interested in using genetics to further our understanding of Parkinson’s disease and have assembled the largest cohort of individuals with this condition for genetic research. The ideal candidate will have training and experience in analyzing genome sequence data as well as the ability to work independently and excellent problem solving skills.
The initial project will involve the analysis of a whole genome sequence data set from individuals carrying a Parkinson’s disease mutation. In addition you will have the opportunity to collaborate with our world-class research group and excellent network of academic collaborators on a variety of projects mining our unique and extensive collection of Parkinson’s genetic and phenotypic data. Excellent communication skills are essential as you will be expected to publish and present the results of your work.
- PhD in Computational Biology or related field (e.g. Genetics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Physics, Mathematics).
- Demonstrated fluency with tools and methods for sequencing data analysis.
- Background in bioinformatics, biostatistics, and algorithm development.
- Proficiency in one or more of Python, R, C/C++, Java etc.
- Familiarity with cloud computing services.
23andMe is the leading personal genetics company. We are dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. Our mission is to personalize health care by making and supporting meaningful discoveries through genetic research. Combining web development, computer science, genetics, social media, and informatics, 23andMe is at the forefront of a new era in personal genetics.