Clinical Genomics Scientist, AncestryHealth

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Ancestry is a private equity owned company with large US offices in Provo, Utah, and San Francisco, as well as several international offices including London, Dublin, Munich, Toronto, and Sydney. Ancestry is the world's largest online resource for family history with an extensive collection of over 13 billion historical records that have been digitized, indexed, and made available online over the past 15 years. These digital records and documents enabled Ancestry’s 2.7 million plus paying subscribers and over 12 million registrants to create nearly 60 million family trees. While most of Ancestry’s subscribers are in the US, the company has a strong presence in the UK, Canada, and Australia, and is in the process of a large international expansion into Eastern Europe and Mexico. In 2014, Ancestry had non-GAAP revenue of $619.5 million (up 10.3% YOY) and adjusted EBITDA of $214.8 million.

AncestryDNA has become the fastest growing direct-to-consumer genomic company by providing consumers insights into their ancestral origins. A team of scientists leverages pedigrees, documents, demographics, and genomes to conduct innovative research in population genetics and create innovative new consumer products. Since launching in May of 2012, AncestryDNA has grown rapidly and amassed a database of about 800,000 genomes. 

Job Description

AncestryHealth  is seeking a motivated, collaborative and talented computational biologist with experience in the analysis of clinical and genomic data.  Working with a nimble team of geneticists, statisticians, computer scientists and epidemiologists, the Clinical Genomics Scientist will invent algorithms and methods to interpret our singular data set of genotypes, pedigrees and phenotypes. We are seeking applicants who are eager to develop novel ways to extract actionable and accurate clinical genomics discoveries for consumers.



  • The successful candidate for the position will have an M.D. or Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Genetics, Statistics, Computer Science (or a related field).  
  • The candidate must have a passion for using genomic data to advance healthcare, population health, and wellness.
  • Demonstrated excellence in algorithm development using “-omics” data in clinical applications is important.
  • The successful applicant will have a strong working knowledge of statistics and proficiency in one or more of Python, Java, C/C++ or R.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills will be needed in our fast-paced team.

Additional Information

Interested? Here’s how to apply:

Begin your online application by submitting your CV/resume to: careers@

Please reference CLINICAL GENOMICS SCIENTIST in the subject field of your e-mail.

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related thereto), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, age (40 and older), mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law. The Company also makes reasonable accommodations to applicants or employees with qualifying disabilities who request them and who otherwise meet the requirements of applicable law. If you would like to request an accommodation during the application process, please contact our Director of Recruiting.  

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.