Research Associate Position: Mammalian Biologist

Job Code: MB-MMB-004


We are seeking a full-time Mammalian Biologist to carry out in-vivo and ex vivo assays in human cells. You will use the latest molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and -omics analysis techniques. The ideal candidate is obsessed with the question of how to best in developing various cell-based assays. This is a unique opportunity to work at a nimble, forward-thinking microbiome startup and help build the foundation for microbiome as therapeutics.

Job responsibilities:

  • Design, plan, execute and analyze complex in vivo and ex vivo assays to evaluate inflammatory pathways in human systems and mouse models 

  • Use established techniques and develop new methods to culture mammalian cells ex vivo 

  • Document work in notebooks and technical reports 

  • Prepare presentations for internal meetings 

Candidate Must: 

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Contribute effectively in 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


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

  • Ideally 2 to 5 years of hands-on research experience 

  • Strong background in mammalian cell line and in-vivo and ex vivo assays

  • Skilled in ex vivo and in-vitro assays involving cell culture systems, cytokine profiling, Western Blot, qPCR, and Imaging 

  • Experience in small animal handling preferred

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