Here at Second Genome, we are committed to creating a great place to work - one where employees can be there best everyday.

Founded in 2009 by leading experts in microbial research and drug discovery, Second Genome is pioneering microbiome science to generate novel therapeutics in a range of diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic disease. We welcome smart, hard-working, and enthusiastic applicants!

Our Values

At Second Genome, our values underlie everything we do - driving us to succeed while embodying an authentically joyful workplace.

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We are innovators

We are receptive to ideas from ourselves and each other. We build upon concepts by using creativity, staying open to serendipity, and having fun.

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Driven to action

Patients and their families are waiting. We work quickly and implement our decisions in ways that don’t need to be done twice.

We are great colleagues

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Respect the data

We are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of our data. We take the time and put in the effort to learn. We establish that our data is valid through repetition, accuracy, and input from our team.

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We work smart

We are aware and mindful of our own working styles and those of our teammates. When we see a problem, we roll up our sleeves to look for a solution and get the job done.

Employee experience

What is it like to work at Second Genome?

Community Spirit

We are just one part of a larger community, and there are many ways for us to get engaged. Not only do we want to develop drugs that improve the quality of life for people everywhere, we want to do the same for those around us however we can.

  • Annual bring your kids to work day
  • Philanthropic peer recognition program
  • High school career half-day
  • Skyline community college partnership
  • Holiday giving tree
  • Wildflower day volunteer opportunity

Employee Wellness

We recognize and appreciate the whole employee - in and out of work. We promote healthful experiences that support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of all our team members.

  • Weekly on-site bootcamp and yoga classes
  • On-site courses in special interests (such as painting!)
  • Generous health benefit plans
  • Monthly wellness stipend of $50 grossed up (so we cover the taxes!)
  • TASC Fridays: every other Friday, the flexibility to work from wherever you are most productive

Career Excitement

We strive to create an environment where we are excited not only about what we are doing, but also about what we can do. It is a group priority that all our team members have opportunities to grow professionally and personally, and to feel passionate every day about what they do.

  • Women’s leadership development series
  • On-site lunch & learns
  • Mentorship match program
  • Monthly journal club
  • Conferences & trainings

Team Camaraderie

A huge part of a successful team? Liking each other – simple as that. Strong relationships make our work easier, faster, and more enjoyable.

  • Monthly birthday celebrations
  • Holiday party
  • Team fundraisers
  • Summer family picnic

Open Positions

We currently have no open positions.
Please check back as we will most certainly be looking for great people to join our team in the future.

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    Second Genome is proud to be named to a "Top 10 Best Places to Work in Biopharma" list for 2019. Read our press release here.
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