Human Genetic Diversity Scientist

  • Ancestry
  • Jan 12, 2022

Job Description

About Ancestry:When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery. 
With more than 30+ billion digitized global historical records, 100+ million family trees, and 20+ million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.
AncestryDNA is looking for a Population Geneticist, with experience in genomic analysis to study population structure in a genetic dataset of over 20 million customers with ancestry from hundreds of populations from around the world. You will collaborate research and apply novel genetic pattern recognition approaches to different global populations, to improve our knowledge of the human genetic diversity landscape and build the best genetic origins experience for all. You will report to the Senior Manager, Population Genetics.

What You Will Do:

Work with other scientists to identify and catalog global genetic diversity and prioritize populations that will best improve the diversity and representativeness of our genetic offering.Work with our collaborators, marketing, and legal partners to develop domestic and international research study protocols and monitor project performance.Provide population genetics expertise in the development of genetic partnerships across the globe.Represent us in dynamic conversations with diverse global research institutions.Perform creative research with the goal of delivering exciting discoveries to customers, including analyzing human genomic data for use in our research projects.

Who You Are:

M.S. with 3+ years of experience or Ph.D. in Population Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Computational Biology, Statistical Genetics, or a related fieldYou have demonstrated experience applying population genetics tools and analyses to infer population structure and demographic historyExperience analyzing NGS data is required and experience with microarray dataExperience with diverse human populations and knowledge of human population history.Experience with imputation and NGS data processing.Experience with python and RExperience designing and executing prospective human sampling studies.Experience with MySQL or other relational databasesExcited to learn and develop with us as we progress towards building a more inclusive DNA experience
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Additional Information:Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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