Research Associate

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Full-time

Research Associate

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a fast-paced company in a new exciting field of medicine.  Evelo Biosciences is dedicated to improving the lives of patients globally through the development of monoclonal microbials.  As a member of the Evelo team, you will be a vital part of helping to shape Evelo’s vision: in transforming therapies through a new modality of medicines.

We are seeking a dedicated Research Associate with experience in microbiology and molecular biology who is interested in joining a highly dynamic and intellectually challenging team. This role will afford a qualified candidate to join a well-funded startup company early in its trajectory and will be intimately involved in supporting projects within our Innovation and Technology group.


Primary role responsibilities:


  • Follow established protocols to grow, characterize, and manipulate bacterial samples
  •  Perform standard assays and analyze data
  • Prepare samples for analytical assays (e.g. HPLC, LC- or GC-MS)
  • Maintain meticulous records
  • Order and maintain supplies

Desired education, skills and experience:

  • Highly motivated individual with a passion for working in a fast-paced and evolving organization
  • Experience in microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry  
  • Proven planning and organizational skills as well as outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Outstanding team player with ability to work in groups as well as independently
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory safety procedures and protocols
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Previous experience with analytical techniques is a plus
  • BS degree in biological sciences or related field
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in academia or industry

 About Evelo

Evelo Biosciences is dedicated to improving the lives of patients globally through the development of a new modality of medicines – monoclonal microbials. Monoclonal microbials are orally delivered medicines that modulate systemic immunology and biology through direct interactions with human cells in the gut. These new medicines are broadly applicable across many diseases – including autoimmune, immunoinflammatory, metabolic, neurological, neuroinflammatory diseases and cancer. Monoclonal microbials have the potential to fundamentally change traditional models of drug discovery and development. By finding and selecting naturally occurring monoclonal microbials with defined therapeutic effects, Evelo can improve the speed, cost and success of drug discovery and development. Evelo’s platform enables pharmacological intervention at all stages of disease with naturally occurring, safe and effective monoclonal microbials. Evelo Biosciences was conceived and created within VentureLabs®, Flagship Pioneering’s institutional innovation foundry, and launched by Flagship in 2015. For more information, please visit

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