Science Data Curator in uBiome

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We're building the world's leading microbial genomics company. Want to help?

We use the science of the microbiome to enhance human health. We're a team of brilliant, friendly people changing the world. Come join us!

Our mission is to use big data to understand the human microbiome by giving consumers the power to learn about their bodies, perform experiments, and see how current research studies apply to them. µBiome was launched in 2012 after a crowdfunding campaign raised over $350,000 from citizen scientists. We are now funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and several other leading investors.

Looking forward to our world expansion, we're looking for a Data Curator to join our bioinformatics Data Science team in Santiago..

Job requirements

As a scientific data curator you will collect and integrate data from scientific articles (primarily concerning microorganisms and the human microbiome), and evaluate and record these data in a systematic manner. You will be responsible for keeping up to date with scientific literature and identifying key articles to support our science and products. This work is essential for extracting knowledge from the literature on how the microbiome affects human health and disease. In addition, you will assist with the preparation of publications and reports, and you will help with corporate client, patient and citizen science support. We need our science data curators to be versatile and always eager to tackle new projects as we continue to use science to increase our understanding of the human microbiome.

About you

  • You have strong written and oral English communication skills.

  • You understand scientific literature, experimental procedures and their limitations.

  • You ideally have a background in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or other related discipline.

  • You have excellent computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  • You have solid analytical skills.

  • You are flexible and adaptable.

  • You are able to learn and work independently, but you collaborate well with coworkers.

  • You have excellent management and organizational skills, with an impeccable ability to multitask and prioritize work.

  • You have attention to detail and you can solve problems with limited guidance.

  • You're independent and goal-oriented.

  • You will be given important projects, and need to be able to do it in a deadline driven environment with little to no supervision.


What we offer

  • Flexible work hours.
  • Healthy snacks.
  • Your own hardware setup.
  • Team workouts, events, and happy hours.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Meaningful equity.

The office
We have a comfortable, easy-to-reach office in Santiago. We have snacks, comfortable furniture, and flexible working hours. You can work from home, or come in to the office when you like. We believe that good employees are comfortable employees, so you do not need to dress up or log your hours. You are free to manage your work day, location, and times.

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