Research Associate Position: Microbiologist

Job Code: MB-MIB-005


We are seeking a full-time Microbiologist to work on microbes (aerobic and anaerobic bacteria) and microbially-derived metabolites involved in host-microbiome interactions in health and disease. You will work on growing anaerobic bacteria, bacterial genetics, and fermentation techniques. The ideal candidate will contribute to the projects spanning experimental microbiology and testing microbial factors in 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:

  • Execute and analyze the assays to find complex microbial metabolic pathways and carry out assays in model systems and mammalian cell models.  

  • Use established techniques and develop new tools to carry out bacterial genetics

  • Document work in notebooks and technical reports 

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 microbiology, molecular microbiology or applied microbiology required 

  • Ideally 2-5 years of hands-on experience 

  • Strong background and skills in basic microbiological techniques (anaerobic bacteriology), fermentation techniques and bacterial genetics

  • Additional experience with molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, and cell-based techniques is preferred