Second Genome’s innovative platform can be leveraged to improve human health and well-being. By hiring top talent, owning a strong corporate culture, and developing a robust technology platform, we believe we have a winning solution to developing novel therapeutics to treat a variety of health conditions.
How to Get Hired
We asked Second Genome for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Rather than looking for "fit," our company looks for the potential for cultural contribution in all our job candidates. We look for individuals who bring with them a unique perspective and mindset - someone who not only wants to excel at their work, but is also driven to elevate the company and our mission. Ideal prospective employees are committed to science, and passionate about the idea of improving human wellness through scientific discovery. We value honesty and transparency, and the ability to admit that we don't have all the answers.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
What we appreciate most is when we see that prospective employees have taken the time to study the science behind our platform. Even a demonstration of surface knowledge is usually quite impressive, as we recognize that our field is new and complex. In addition, regardless of the position we are usually most drawn to candidates who express an interest in company culture. We value candidates who have given thought to the type of environment in which they want to work, and ones who express a desire to contribute in a meaningful way to the team environment. We look for candidates who are highly passionate about their work - who love what they do, and who have a record of exellence driven by that passion.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
In this coming year, Second Genome is committed to adding new capabilities in our bioinformatics department. We want to strengthen our already robust bioinformatics team in order to continue our advancement at the forefront of this new and exciting field. In addition, we are emphasizing positions that would support us in the process of going public. Finally, we plan to build out our clinical development team as we continue to advance our therapeutics through different stages of development and testing.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates are very welcome to visit our careers page (http://www.secondgenome.com/about/careers/), which is consistently maintained. We also encourage potential applicants to visit our Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/secondgenomelife/) to get a fuller picture of life and culture at our company.