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Embark Company Overview

Embark offers the most comprehensive dog DNA test on the market.

An Embark dog DNA test enables a pet owner to learn about their dog’s breed, ancestry, health, and more with a simple cheek swab. The company offers the most accurate results by using 100 times more genetic information than any other test available. Pet owners can potentially extend their dog's lifespan by using Embark, which tests for over 170 genetic health conditions.

Launched by two brothers, the company is an official research partner with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and has a mission to end preventable disease in dogs.

Jobs at Embark

 
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Love dogs? This is the place for you! About us Discover your dog more than fur deep with the most comprehensive DNA test on the market. Designed by world leaders in dog genetics, in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark DNA Test tells owners what breeds make up their pets, how to prevent future possible health problems, and what features and traits their pet might have. Help us end preventable disease in dogs and improve the lives of pets and their people through genomics. Embark is the only dog DNA test using a research-grade DNA microarray, letting us give our...
Software Engineering/QA
Boston
Love dogs? This is the place for you! About us Discover your dog more than fur deep with the most comprehensive DNA test on the market. Designed by world leaders in dog genetics, in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark DNA Test tells owners what breeds make up their pets, how to prevent future possible health problems, and what features and traits their pet might have. Help us end preventable disease in dogs and improve the lives of pets and their people through genomics. Embark is the only dog DNA test using a research-grade DNA microarray, letting us give our customers the most...
Marketing
Boston
About us Discover your dog more than fur deep with the most comprehensive DNA test on the market. Designed by world leaders in dog genetics, in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark DNA Test tells owners what breeds make up their pets, how to prevent future possible health problems, and what features and traits their pet might have. Help us end preventable diseases in dogs and improve the lives of pets and their people through genomics. Embark is the only dog DNA test using a research-grade DNA microarray, letting us give our customers the most accurate and comprehensive results on...
HR, Finance, & Operations
Boston
Love dogs? This is the place for you! About us Discover your dog more than fur deep with the most comprehensive DNA test on the market. Designed by world leaders in dog genetics, in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark DNA Test tells owners what breeds make up their pets, how to prevent future possible health problems, and what features and traits their pet might have. Help us end preventable disease in dogs and improve the lives of pets and their people through genomics. Embark is the only dog DNA test using a research-grade DNA microarray, letting us give our customers the most...
Marketing

Life at Embark

BENEFITS

Startup perks with big-company benefits. Competitive salaries, all-inclusive health care, and equity participation. A flexible vacation policy along with paid maternal and paternal leave. Fully-stocked office snack bar and regular office events. New iMacs and MacBook Pros. Generous travel allowances.

OPPORTUNITIES

There’s no greater opportunity than an early-stage startup. We emphasize learning and development for all employees. Grow your skills and your career as our company grows.

INCLUSIVITY

We understand the power of diversity and we welcome you—as you are—to work at Embark. We accommodate flexible schedules and the occasional need to work from home, as we all have a life outside the office. As we grow, we look forward to becoming increasingly active members of our local communities.


Where do you fit in

SCIENCE

Our science team leads our scientific development, support, and research out of our Ithaca office. We can be found designing new genotyping microarrays, inventing new ancestry deconvolution algorithms, and performing GWAS studies to identify new genetic linkages. We stay close to customers, explaining their ancestry results or the details of medical conditions, as well as working closely with breed organizations, vets, and shelters.

ENGINEERING

Our engineering team leads our technical product development and delivery out of our Boston HQ. We ensure the genetic analysis pipeline performs quickly, accurately, reliably, and at scale - no small challenge with genome-scale data. Our designers and engineers collaborate to craft the entire digital experience and make complex genetic insights easy to understand and share. Our goal is to ship working software, every day.

BUSINESS

Our business team is responsible for a wide set of critical functions and based in Boston and Austin. We fuel the growth engine at Embark, through marketing, sales, and partnerships. We oversee e-commerce and physical product, making sure that test kits get to our customers and back as quickly as possible.

Values

Values

Ryan
Ryan
Founder & CEO

I love working for Embark because I get to work on my passion with incredible people.

Adam
Adam
Founder & CSO

I love working for Embark because it gives me an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of dogs and their owners.

Erika
Erika
Molecular Genetics Research Associate

I love working for Embark because I get to combine my passion and education to improve the lives of dogs! 

Aaron
Aaron
Senior Scientist

I love working for Embark because I get to use cutting-edge genomics to improve the lives of dogs and their owners.

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Blog

July 28, 2020
More and more breeders are enhancing their breeding programs with Matchmaker, our advanced, custom tool that makes it easy to assess potential mates. Available for 46 breeds, Matchmaker makes it possible to quickly evaluate and predict the inherited disease variants, genetic COI, and prospective litter traits between two intact dogs of the same breed in... The post Breeder Spotlight: Jennifer Cook Weighs in on Matchmaker appeared first on Embarkvet. ...
July 16, 2020
Looking for fun activities with your pup this summer? All you need are some of their favorite toys and treats and a backyard. These 5 dog games will get you and your dog moving with the bonus of practicing your dog’s stay skills. Dog games that use stay If your dog already has the stay... The post 5 Dog Games That Practice Stay appeared first on Embarkvet. ...
July 16, 2020
It is well-established that genetic diversity has been declining in many dog breeds over the past two centuries, as a result of strong selection on a number of specific traits, combined in some cases with reductions in breed population sizes at certain points in history as well as popular sire effects. This is not only... The post Dog breeding guided by small genetic panels can reduce genetic diversity appeared first on Embarkvet. ...
July 14, 2020
How do you best apply an Embark health variant test result to your breeding program or to an individual dog’s health care? When our veterinary geneticists and professional services team at Embark field questions like these, our answers are always based on the scientific research behind the health variant in question, as well as the... The post Is your dog at risk for DM? What the latest genetic research can tell you appeared first on Embarkvet. ...
July 10, 2020
All living things inherit their traits from their parents, whether it’s a person’s height, a dog’s coat type, or a flower’s petal color. Traits aren’t copied with 100% accuracy from parent to offspring, though. Since traits are inherited from both parents, all sorts of mixing and matching can occur on the genetic level. The environment... The post Mendelian Inheritance Explained appeared first on Embarkvet. ...