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Genetic Communications Scientist

Company: Ancestry
Location: Lehi
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

About Ancestry:When you join Ancestry, you join our family tree. Backed by history, science, and technology, were creating a new world of connection, innovation, and understanding. Whether its reuniting long-lost relatives through DNA or unearthing new family stories from historical records, Ancestry empowers life-changing experiences. With over 20 billion digitized historical records, 100 million family trees, and 15+ million DNA kits sold, Ancestry is bringing the power of personal discovery to people around the world.

The Opportunity:
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 about themselves.
  • 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 vs causation.

    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.

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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.
    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 conviction records.
    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

Keywords: Ancestry, Salt Lake City , Genetic Communications Scientist, Other , Lehi, Utah

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