SENIOR RA microbiology

Company Overview

Vedanta is pioneering the development of a new class of therapies that act by modulating the human microbiome. Modulation of the human microbiota holds enormous promise to treat a broad range of immune, infectious, and metabolic diseases in ways that are completely different to existing drug classes. Breakthrough discoveries of our scientific team in the field of mucosal immunology have led to the first rationally designed drug candidates in the microbiome field. Vedanta was founded by PureTech Ventures and a team of world renowned experts in immunology and microbiology.

Position Description / Responsibilities

The Senior Research Associate will conduct studies in the microbiology laboratory to bolster the research and development unit of Vedanta Biosciences. The principal activities of this role will be to discover and characterize organisms from the human microbiome and the development and execution of assays to enhance microbial characterization using high-throughput technologies. Additionally, the RA will support bacterial and cell culture maintenance, organization of tissue banks, execution of experiments involving PCR, DNA sequencing, ELISA, and in vivo models of disease.

Qualifications

  • BS required; Master’s degree preferred. Educational emphasis in microbiology, immunology, or molecular biology preferred.
  • >5 years of full-time post-graduate experience in a biological sciences laboratory with a focus on microbiology required.
  • Highly motivated and organized individual. Must be a team player, able to work well in a group setting as well as independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Previous research experience and mastery of basic techniques in molecular microbiology (aseptic technique, nucleic acid purification/detection, PCR, bacterial transformation, primer design) and cell culture applications required.
  • Must have experience in industry and preference will go to applicants with experience scaling technologies via high-throughput applications.
  • Experience with anaerobic microbiology preferred but not required.
  • General understanding of the microbiome is preferred but not required.