23andMe for Scientists

Accelerating research. Making an impact.

The 23andMe cohort is the largest re-contactable research database of genotypic and phenotypic information in the world. By inviting customers to participate in research, we have created a new research model that accelerates genetic discovery and offers the potential to more quickly garner new insights into treatments for disease.

10 Million+

23andMe kits sold


of customers
consent to research

2 Billion+

phenotypic data
points collected

Think Big.

We have big dreams of using data to revolutionize health, wellness and research. We are committed to scientific standards and being a trusted source of genetic information.

At the same time, we push the boundaries of what’s possible to enable groundbreaking research and innovative products. And we empower those outside the company to leverage the platform we’ve built. We have seen how our research gives meaning to people who want to make a difference in their lives or in the lives of others. We never forget that there are real people on the other end of every decision, every interaction, and every data point.

Join our Research Team

For a full list of current job openings, visit our Careers page.

  • Principal Scientist/Director – Computational Biology

    Posted 06/05/2019


    • PhD in Statistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or a related field with at least six years of experience post-PhD.
    • Strong record of achievement, either through publications or successful industry achievements
    • Experience managing teams and individuals
    • Broad understanding and familiarity with functional genomics

  • Scientist/Senior Scientist – Health R&D

    Posted 06/05/2019


    • PhD or MS in Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field
    • Strong coding experience (Python, R, SQL; at home in a Unix/Linux environment)
    • Strong skills in applied statistics, ideally including experience in some of the following: epidemiology, machine learning, building data pipelines, causal inference
    • Passionate about consumer health and building great products

  • Scientist – Ancestry Research & Development

    Posted 06/05/2019


    • Ph.D. in Human Genetics or a related field (e.g., Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics)
    • Expertise in Python, R, and/or C/C++, in a Linux environment
    • Substantial experience working with large genetic datasets
    • Ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and efficiently in a cross-functional team

  • Research Associate

    Posted 06/05/2019


    • BS in Biology or a related field
    • 1+ years of postgraduate experience in health-related research and a customer facing role
    • Experience communicating with diverse stakeholders
    • Ability to plan for, track, and prioritize disparate tasks across multiple projects