Statistical Geneticist

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

Job Description

AncestryDNA is seeking a motivated and talented Statistical Geneticist with experience in statistical method development and theoretical statistics in conjunction with genetic data. Working with a diverse team of population geneticists, computer scientists and epidemiologists, the Senior Statistical Geneticist will develop novel statistical methods for modeling genotypes from over 7 million individuals and phenotypes and metadata from billions of historical documents and pedigrees. The successful candidate will be eager to analyze and integrate these data sources to provide meaningful genomic discoveries for consumers.


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, or related field, with at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience; 1-3 years of industry experience a plus
  • Mastery of theoretical and applied statistics
  • Extensive experience in the development of statistical methods; application of these methods to large genomic datasets is a plus
  • Computational research experience in analyzing human genetic and phenotypic data, particularly in diverse populations
  • Excellent coding and computational skills in Python and R in a Linux environment; C/C++ is a plus
  • Desire and ability to develop and execute on novel research projects in the field
  • 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

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