Evolutionary Biologist APPLY TO THIS JOB

About Us:

SelfDecode is a fast-growing biotech startup 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.

Our outlook:

  • 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 or skills can move up in the organization fast, get raises, etc...
  • We expect people to work full time without side gigs.
  • We expect the applicant to have a long term relationship with our company.
  • We expect employees to be proactive and autonomous.
  • We do not micromanage.
  • Dishonesty is not tolerated at all, and we thrive on trust.
  • When you're working, we expect you to work.
  • We emphasize skills & abilities rather than formal education.

We are very selective in our process because we look for a very long-term, full-time partnership with our employees. We try to keep the application process as short as possible, so that we don't waste anyone's time. 

Job Type & Pay: 

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

  • Full-time only
  • Position is remote
  • No agencies
  • Salary range is $60K - $100K / yr USD
  • Equity is also potentially available for outstanding applicants.


  • Work collaboratively with product, science, and marketing teams to understand, implement, and communicate complex concepts across population genetics, computational biology, and family history.
  • Scientifically support the creation of consumer-facing products which focus on effectively communicating the above concepts.
  • Contribute to product messaging and creating insightful content to boost user comprehension.
  • Work with other scientists and members of the research team to create multi-faceted consumer-facing products which incorporate other biological and genomics related data.

Skills & Experience

  • PhD in genetics, evolutionary biology, or statistics, having done research on population genetics, statistical genetics, or a related field with a relevant dissertation.
  • Strong hands-on population genetics experience, including analyzing genomic datasets from humans or other species, inferring patterns of population structure and demographic history, estimating patterns of relatedness and/or detecting loci under selection.
  • Strong conceptual background in the principles of population and statistical genetics.
  • Experience designing and managing human subject studies outside in North America and Europe as well as outside those areas.
  • Computational proficiency, including fluency in bash, R, and Python and/or other scripting languages (preferred).


  • Previous experience working in a startup or other smaller company
  • Previous remote work experience