Research Associate Position

Job Code: MB-MMB-006

We are seeking a full-time Research Associate to join a highly collaborative team using the latest molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and -omics analysis techniques to develop microbiome-based therapies. In addition, there will be opportunities to assist in the execution of pre-clinical studies to evaluate treatment efficacy. The ideal candidate is obsessed with the question of how to best design and execute experiments to identify treatment-improving therapies. This is a unique opportunity to work at a nimble, forward-thinking microbiome start-up and help build the foundation for microbiome as therapeutics.

Job responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute experiments to assess product efficacy

  • Use established techniques to conduct cellular and molecular assays on animal tissues  

  • Document work in notebooks and technical reports 

  • Prepare presentations for internal meetings 

  • Prepare reagents and assist in day-to-day laboratory functioning

Candidate Must: 

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Contribute effectively to a cross-functional role and serve as a subject-matter expert

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team consisting of a diverse group of science professionals 

  • Work well within a fast-paced, dynamic, and team-oriented start-up environment 

  • Possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills 

  • Demonstrated skills in laboratory techniques

  • Knowledge of safe laboratory practices, including the proper procedures in handling chemicals and samples

 Qualifications: 

  • BS or MS in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Cell Biology required 

  • Ideally 2+ years of hands-on experience

  • Strong background in biology and modern molecular techniques

  • Skilled in in-vitro assays involving cell culture systems, cytokine profiling, Western Blot, and microscopy 

  • Additional experience with molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, qPCR, PCR, and mammalian cell transfection/transduction is strongly preferred