Health Content Scientist
23andMe - Mountain View, CA

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Are you fascinated by genetics, passionate about communicating science to the everyday consumer, and interested in revolutionizing how people interact with their health information? This is your chance to join a talented, ambitious team that is creating unique products and making meaningful discoveries through genetic research. We're looking for enthusiastic people with scientific backgrounds to contribute to our consumer content and research efforts.

Responsibilities:
Keep tabs on new genetic associations published in the scientific literature, evaluate scientific papers, and record data on scientific findings for use in research and consumer-facing health content.

Research and create health reports, interactive narratives, and other content-heavy features that provide customers with compelling and accurate information about their genetics and health.

Help research and prepare new genetic technology and information platforms.

Potentially lead projects directly relevant to 23andMe’s consumer-facing product, business or research endeavors.

Adapt to new tasks and requirements while helping to envision the future of the personal genome experience.

Requirements:
Advanced degree in the life sciences.

Familiarity with statistical analysis and research methodologies in the context of critically evaluating scientific findings. Familiarity with genetic studies a plus.

Experience using public databases, genomic tools, and online scientific resources.

Ability to be proactive, thorough, and independent; communicate technical concepts to a lay audience; manage a diverse set of tasks; and work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative, and interdisciplinary environment.

Familiarity with Linux/Unix, XML, and HTML a plus. Experience with additional programming languages a plus.

Ability to write about science for a popular audience a plus.

See sample health reports here - http://www.23andme.com/health/all ; or view the current 23andMe user experience in a free account - https://www.23andme.com/user/signup/.