Clinical Genetic and Communication Epidemiologist

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Ancestry is the world's largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research, taking a pursuit that was expensive and time-consuming and making it easy, affordable and accessible to anyone with an interest in their family history. The foundation of our service is an extensive collection of billions of historical records that we have digitized, indexed and put online over the past 17 years. These digital records and documents, combined with our proprietary online search technologies, tools and collaboration features, have enabled our more than two million subscribers to create over 13 billion historical records, along with millions of DNA results to make meaningful discoveries about the lives of their ancestors. 

With over 1,400 employees around the world, we are known for our cutting-edge technology, phenomenal innovation, and offer a compelling and rewarding workplace where you will thrive. 

We seek out passionate people to join our mission of helping people discover, preserve and share their family history. We invite you to explore and discover the many opportunities that await you at Ancestry.  

Job Description

AncestryDNA is seeking a motivated and talented Epidemiologist with experience in clinical validation and communication of genotype-phenotype associations, including the interpretation of epidemiologic measurements to assess and communicate risk for various phenotypes. Working with a diverse team of genetic counselors, statisticians, product development specialists, user interface designers, and software engineers, the Epidemiologist will create educational content to communicate risk models including odds ratios, hazard ratios, lifetime risk estimates, residual risk, etc.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience assessing genotype-phenotype associations to extract relevant information to assess validity and interpret risk. This position can be based at our offices in San Francisco, CA or at headquarters in Lehi, Utah.


  • The successful candidate will have an M.D. or Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field. Candidates with relevant experience and an M.P.H. or other master’s level degrees will be considered.
  • Experience calculating and interpreting residual risk
  • Ability to critically evaluate study-design and analysis results
  • Foundational knowledge of genotype-phenotype analyses
  • Basic understanding of marker performance on genotyping arrays
  • Firm knowledge and application of current statistical methods
  • Experience designing or evaluating studies for family health history is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills for our collaborative and fast-paced team environment





    Additional Information

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