Genetic Communications Scientist
Posted on: October 13, 2019
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Ancestry is seeking a Genetic Communication Scientist to join our
DNA team. We are mounting a major effort to use genomics to shed
light on human diversity, origins, relationships, and human health.
This position will focus on our development and communication of
information related to each of these fields. What You Will Do
- Research genetic topics and write content that is accurate,
clear, and appeals to a broad audience.
- Create content to communicate information to the general
population concerning what personalized genomics can tell customers
- Define principles and guidelines to insure accuracy and
comprehension of the reported information, while maintaining an
engaging and educational experience for the customer.
- Develop and iterate upon ways to convey residual risk,
uncertainties, evolution of knowledge, heritability and association
Who You Are
- You have a minimum of 5 years experience in communicating
science to patients/doctors and the general public
- Have a Ph.D. in a biological science.
- Sufficient scientific background to be able to fact check copy
from a wide variety of departments
- Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams as a
strong team player as well as independently.
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.
All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that
complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates,
pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will
consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and
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
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