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Microbiome Research Associate or Senior Research Associate

Job Category:
Healthcare and Safety
Career Level:
Student (Undergraduate)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Company Name:
Kaleido Biosciences, Inc

~~Kaleido Biosciences has an immediate opening for a Microbiome Research Associate or Senior Research Associate

Kaleido Biosciences is pioneering a novel category of therapeutics, built upon our unique chemistry platform, to systematically modulate the human microbiome for the treatment of disease and the promotion of health. Kaleido is a microbiome startup founded by VentureLabs, a unit of Flagship Ventures which has launched over 25 breakthrough companies including Seres Therapeutics, Indigo, Axcella Health, and Moderna Therapeutics.

Position summary:
The Research Associate/Senior Research Associate will play a key role in Kaleido’s groundbreaking efforts to build an in vitro biology platform to apply drug discovery principles to the study of the microbiome.  This individual will join a dynamic, highly collaborative team that combines significant drug discovery experience with leading knowledge of microbiome biology and computational approaches.

Key Qualifications:
• A minimum of 2 years of research experience in an academic or industrial laboratory
• Strong microbiology skills:
o Aseptic technique
o Microbial culturing and enumeration
o Experience with handling BL-2 organisms is desirable, but not required
o Experience with anaerobic microbiology is desirable, but not required
• Highly organized and detail-oriented individual with demonstrated ability to create protocols, document procedures and results in a laboratory notebook
• Outstanding teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills
• Flexibility and enthusiasm to respond to changing needs in a dynamic environment
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, or related field

• The successful candidate will work independently to design and execute microbiological experiments, analyze data and present results to team
• Develop and trouble-shoot novel microbiological assays to support drug discovery pipeline.
• Careful documentation of procedures and results in a laboratory notebook

Contact Information:
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