• 153 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

AncestryDNA is seeking a motivated and talented Epidemiologist to expand our phenotype data collection to harness the value of our existing genetic and pedigree data. Working with a diverse team of population geneticists, computer scientists and statisticians, the Epidemiologist will design and validate surveys and will analyze these data with existing genotype data for  >7 million individuals to help our customers better understand their origins and their connections. The successful candidate will have experience in designing or managing large cohorts and a computational background manipulating and analyzing these data. 


  • The successful candidate will have an M.D. or Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field
  • Experience designing and/or validating questionnaires
  • Ability to develop and evaluate study-design and analysis results
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing phenotype data
  • Firm knowledge and application of current statistical methods
  • Experience manipulating and analyzing large datasets in R, Python, SAS, etc in a Linux environment
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: genome-wide association studies, linkage studies, gene burden tests, and genetic risk scores in related or unrelated populations
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills for our collaborative and fast-paced team environment

Additional Information

Ancestry is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy environment. Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of technology and using it to simplify the way people connect with their families and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and challenging, but also extremely exciting. You’ll work with a team of passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at http://ancestry.com/careers

Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.

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.