Research Associate, Microbiology at Finch Therapeutics

Job Title: Research Associate, Microbiology

Employer: Finch Therapeutics

Location: Somerville, MA

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least two years of relevant research experience in microbiology, microbial ecology, molecular microbiology, or a related field. Relevant experience may include undergraduate thesis projects  
  • Ability to plan experiments, analyze data, interpret and present results, prepare reports 
  • Capable of independent work and willingness to take initiative 
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational and communication skills required 
  • Detail-oriented and open to giving and providing feedback to support professional development 
  • Passion, humility, and excitement for doing whatever it takes to drive research forward 
  • Must be legally eligible for work in the United States 
  • Microbial culture (Bacterial isolation from complex communities, Aseptic technique, Micro-pipetting, Media preparation, Anaerobic culture) 
  • Molecular microbiology (Nucleic acid extraction, amplification, and sequencing)
  • Data analysis (Basic Python abilities to manipulate, analyze and visualize data sets)  

Description: We are seeking a Research Associate to join our Microbiology team to support the isolation and characterization of the gut microbiota for our microbial drug development platform. The candidate will collaborate in a matrixed, interdisciplinary team including data science, bioprocess and analytical development to contribute to our therapeutic pipelines for recurrent C. difficile infection, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and novel indications.

Application and Further Information:

Expiration Date: n/a