Job:Bioinformatics Specialist (Software + Databases)
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About Us:

We are a fast-growing and leading company in the personalized health space. We build software to help interpret peoples’ genetics, lab tests and symptoms in order to give personalized health recommendations.

  • Our primary goal is to give people the tools they need to live a healthier and better life.
  • We are a flat organization and prioritize efficiency.
  • We work as a team and every input and suggestion is taken into account, no matter who it comes from.
  • We thrive on open communication and dedication.
  • We are a meritocracy and people who show good abilities can move up in the organization fast.

Our three companies:

  • - With over 1.5 million visitors per month, SelfHacked is the best source of scientific information on supplements and health topics with integrity, no agenda or ideology. We strive for completeness and accuracy, and we work to make it accessible for everyone. The SelfHacked team includes 4 PhDs, 1 PharmD, 2 PhD students, 2 MS in Biology, and a few Biochemistry graduates.
  • - We analyze people's DNA (over 15,000 users so far) and symptoms and give them health recommendations based on their DNA that are simple and easy to understand using our custom-built algorithms.
  • - Provides high-quality, science-backed information and lifestyle, diet, and supplement recommendations based on lab test results.

We are very selective in our process because we look for a very long-term, full time partnership with our employees.

If this is the type of company you want to be a part of, apply now!

Job Type and Pay:

We are looking for a talented Bioinformatician. Pay will be in accordance with abilities and experience.

  • Full-time only.
  • Position is remote.
  • No agencies.
  • Must work a minimum of 4 hours within PST time zone between 9AM to 8PM PST

Required Duties & Skills:

  • Develop methods and perform analyses that will advance the understanding of human genetics and shape SelfDecode’s consumer product
  • Consult with researchers to analyze problems, recommend technology-based solutions, or determine computational strategies
  • Initiate long-term R&D projects that bring research advances into SelfDecode’s consumer product
  • Analyze large molecular datasets such as genomic sequence data
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge
  • Provide scientific support to a variety of teams across the company in a way that makes scientific knowledge accessible to a wide audience
  • Provide statistical and computational tools for biologically based activities such as genetic analysis, measurement of gene expression, and gene function determination
  • Keep abreast of the latest in Biochemistry, instrumentation, or software by reading scientific literature and attending professional conferences
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge
  • Improve user interfaces to bioinformatics software and databases
  • Create or modify web-based bioinformatics tools
  • Work collaboratively with departments such as marketing, business development, and developers to coordinate product development or improvement
  • Prepare summary statistics of information regarding human genome
  • Ph.D. in Population Genetics, Statistical Genetics or a related field (e.g., Genetics, Computer Science, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Physics, Mathematics)
  • Evolutionary or population genetics research experience
  • Experience in algorithm development or machine learning approaches
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Hands-on experience working with very large datasets in Python
  • Research focus on human population genetics, linguistics or anthropology

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