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Team Leader, Research and Development Senior en uBiome

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If you’re interested in being part of the world's leading microbial genomics company, join our team.

We're a company of bright and inspired individuals who want to change the world by using the science of the microbiome to enhance human health. Our mission is to enhance our collective understanding of the human microbiome by giving people the power to learn more about their bodies, and take steps to live better and healthier lives.Launched in 2012 after a highly successful citizen science crowd-funding campaign, uBiome is now funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, 8VC, and other leading investors.

We're looking for a Team Leader to join our Research and Development team in Chile.

Requerimientos del cargo

As a Team Leader you will be involved in the planning, designing and development of cutting edge microbiome-related research. Also you will be involved in generating new projects, writing papers and leading a team of scientists in the testing of new and existing customer facing applications. You will have an outstanding opportunity to be part of an international startup company with offices in Santiago, San Francisco, New York and La Plata. 

It is expected that you have a PhD in Molecular biology with an emphasis in cancer biology and carry out research and development in experimental microbiology, molecular biology, cancer biology, among other areas.  Experience in Molecular biology and cancer biology IS REQUIRED.  You should be able to start working immediately. Advanced English is required (spoken and written).

You will be given important projects, and need to be able to do it in a deadline driven environment with little supervision. We need our Team Leaders to be versatile and always eager to tackle new problems as we continue to push science and technology to increase our understanding of the human microbiome.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D in  Molecular Biology with emphasis in Cancer Biology.
  • 2+ years of Postdoctoral experience.
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary groups.
  • Expertise in cancer biology, molecular biology.
  • Good publication record.
  • Advanced English (spoken and written).
  • You should be able to start working immediately.

Desired Qualifications and Capabilities

  • Experience in next generation sequencing.

Application procedures

Applicants should submit:

  • CV
  • Certificate of Degree
  • One page letter explaining your interest in joining uBiome´s research lab team.

About you

  • You are passionate about your craft and want to be surrounded by like-minded individuals.
  • You collaborate well with others but are excited to own a big feature.
  • You have a positive attitude that exudes from all aspects of your work and demeanor.
  • You can communicate both professionally and socially in English.
  • You have excellent time management and organizational skills, with an impeccable ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • You have the ability to solve problems with limited guidance.
  • You’re independent and goal-oriented.
  • You are able to write research papers.
  • You are very committed with the team's research work.
  • You have the ability to develop high-level research and work in a highly demanding, multidisciplinary and innovative team.


  • Team workouts, events, and happy hours.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Meaningful equity.
  • The opportunity of professional development with a recognized multidisciplinary research team.
  • We believe that good employees are comfortable employees, so we have snacks and you do not need to dress up or log your hours.
  • Access to gym
  • Excellent food prepared by our chef.
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