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You + Helix

Helix is a place where innovators & doers gather in order to drive significant progress in population genomics. We have come together to work at the intersection of clinical care, research, & genomics.  

If youre excited by the idea of making a meaningful impact & joining a team where we pride ourselves on driving innovation through fostering an environment with an emphasis on empowering one another to grow, Helix might be the place for you!

Helix + The World

Helix is the leading population genomics & viral surveillance company. Helix enables health systems, public health organizations & life science companies to accelerate the integration of genomic data into patient care & public health decision making.

We are continuing to scale our world-class team to support our dedication to empowering every person to improve their life through DNA. 

As a Research scientist, you will:

  • Work collaboratively with internal & external research teams to conduct research on genomic & phenotypic data to (i) assess how published polygenic risk scores perform in Helix partners cohorts (such as Renown Health, MUSC & Health Partners) & (ii) develop & test new polygenic risk scores.
  • Develop new risk models integrating rare genetic variants, common genetic variants & other phenotypic information.
  • Perform GWAS & rare variant gene burden tests to discover new associations using public datasets as well as Helix partners cohorts.   
  • Write & publish preprints & peer-reviewed papers. 
  • Present findings at research conferences. 
  • Have the opportunity to shape how Helix partners think about & integrate genomics into their clinical care pathways.

About you:

  • A PhD in a relevant field (population genetics, genomics, computational biology etc)
  • Experience with polygenic risk scores in large datasets 
  • Experience with open-source bioinformatics tools / packages (such as Hail, PLINK, SKAT or Regenie)
  • Outstanding written & oral communication skills, demonstrated with a strong publication record
  • Strong programming abilities in Python or R
  • Entrepreneurial spirit eager to jump in 


  • Experience working with cloud-based analytical platforms (such as DNAnexus, Terra, AWS)
  • Expertise in cancer or cardiology

What Helix has to offer you:

Aside from working alongside brilliant, dedicated, passionate, down-to-earth, curious, warm, & thoughtful people, we also provide great benefits:

  • Competitive compensation, Comprehensive Health insurance package including employer sponsored HSA 
  • 12 weeks of Maternity or Paternity leave
  • 401(k) with employer matching & 100% vested on first day
  • Comprehensive Well Being benefits
  • Flexible PTO

Helix is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, & committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth & breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, & local laws.

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