Microbiologist - Research Associate

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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 talented and dedicated Microbiology Research Associate who is interested in joining a dynamic and intellectually challenging team. This exciting role will afford a qualified Research Associate the opportunity to apply their extensive knowledge of microbiology to perform experiments that will aim to cultivate a broad variety of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and characterize their molecular, morphological, and physiological features. The successful candidate will possess the required skills in microbial physiology, maintenance and preservation, microscopy, molecular methods, and formulation of media composition and the ability to multi-task within scope.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Isolate, identify and maintain anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms from human and animal samples
  • Grow cultures for in vitro and in vivo experiments
  • Quantify bacterial samples using standard methods
  • Perform standard molecular biology protocols (e.g. DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR)
  • Develop and run high-throughput assays on various platforms as directed
  • Perform lab operations duties as needed such as procurement, vendor and regulatory contact


Desired capabilities, skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with high throughput technology, including automated sample processing and storage
  • Experience in taxonomic identification and phylogenetic analysis
  • Highly motivated and results driven individual with a passion for working in a fast-paced and evolving organization
  • Strong oral and written communication as well as excellent collaboration & interpersonal capabilities
  • Outstanding team player with ability to work in groups as well as independently
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau and a familiarity with databases (e.g. FileMaker Pro, LIMS, NCBI)


Education and experience requirements:


- BS or MS degree in microbiology 

- Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in industry preferred


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 www.evelobio.com.


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