Research Associate - microbiology: USA

Kaleido Biosciences is a clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in the development of novel chemistries that unlock the power of the microbiome to revolutionize health. The Company has built the first R&D engine to systematically create, discover, and develop interventions that activate metabolic processes in the microbiome to treat disease and maintain health. Since its founding in 2015 by Flagship Venture Labs, Kaleido has advanced candidate products into clinical studies across programs for rare genetic diseases, oncology and infectious disease. The Company is also creating consumer products that optimize the microbiome’s natural roles in promoting health.


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.

Summary Of Key Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will work independently and with senior personnel to design and execute microbiological experiments, analyze data and present results
  • Variety of activities related to assay development, screening and analysis of microbial populations
  • Bacterial cell culture in a BL2 environment, under aerobic and anaerobic conditions
  • Manipulation of samples of mammalian origin
  • Careful documentation of procedures and results in a laboratory notebook


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, or related field
  • A minimum of 2 years of research experience in an academic or industrial laboratory
  • Expertise with bacterial culture, understanding of bacterial physiology and excellent sterile technique
  • Proven track record of excellence in experimental design and execution, data analysis and problem solving; assay development a strong plus
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented individual with demonstrated ability to create protocols, document procedures and results in a laboratory notebook
  • Ability to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced research team
  • Outstanding teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm to respond to changing needs in a dynamic environment
  • Desire to learn new skills and take initiative
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