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Functional Genomics Summer Intern

  • Internship
  • South San Francisco, CA
  • TBD USD / Year
  • 23andMe profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


During our 10-week summer internship program, you’ll join our Functional Genomics group in the Therapeutics department to advance our efforts in target discovery in the fields of immunology, immuno-oncology, cardiovascular metabolism, osteoarthritis and other disease areas. You’ll have the opportunity to develop skills such as collaborate with colleagues in the biology in a corporate setting. The dates for Cohort 1 will be June 5, 2023 – August 18, 2023; the dates for Cohort 2 will be June 20, 2023 – September 1, 2023. Successful candidates will assist our efforts in applying functional genomic techniques to better understand the function of disease-associated variants.

Who We Are

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.

What You’ll Do

  • Design and generate omics data sets including single cell and single nuclear RNA-seq
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the biology and computational biology groups to design and analyze functional genomics experiments
  • Present and discuss results of an experiment in team meetings and research presentations
  • Keep accurate and complete laboratory documentation and electronic files

What You’ll Bring

  • Currently pursuing MS or PhD in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology or related field
  • Strong expertise in molecular biology including cloning, DNA and RNA purification and diverse PCR methods
  • Experience in cell biology techniques including mammalian cell culture, lentiviral transduction, transfection and running functional cell-based assays
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with an ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work onsite 40 hours/week Monday-Friday
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • Please share with us why you’re interested in this opportunity in a cover letter!

Strongly Preferred

  • Experience in processing mammalian tissue samples is desired
  • Deep knowledge in the field of immunology is a plus
  • Experience in NGS library preparation, 10X Genomics scRNA-seq platform is a plus but not required
  • Ability to analyze NGS data and knowledge of linux, R and/or python is a plus
  • Experience with flow cytometry/FACS

About Us

23andMe, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has pioneered direct access to genetic information as the only company with multiple FDA authorizations for genetic health risk reports. The company has created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, with 80 percent of its customers electing to participate. The platform also powers the 23andMe Therapeutics group, currently pursuing drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics across a spectrum of disease areas, including oncology, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases, in addition to other therapeutic areas. More information is available at

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]. 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.

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