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Research Assistant – Bioprocess

Research Assistant – Bioprocess

Symbiota is developing microbiome-based agricultural solutions to improve crop yields with sustainable products derived from plant microbiomes.  The Research Assistant will implement qualitative and quantitative assessment, production and storage of Symbiota’s proprietary microbes.


  • Bachelor’s in Biology, Microbiology or related field of study
  • Practical Laboratory lab experience required.
  • Proficiency performing aseptic techniques, microbial cultivation, Microscopy, Plating methods
  • Desirable experience in a biotech setting.
  • R&D planning, documentation, and presentation
  • Multidisciplinary teamwork dynamics. Communication.  Speaks and writes clearly and articulately.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions.  Copes effectively with complexity and change.  Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Efficient.  Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
  • Attention to detail.  Does not let important details slip through the cracks.
  • Proactive. Acts without being told what to do.  Brings new ideas to the company.
  • Work Ethic.  Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done setting an example for the team.  Has a track record of delivering on ambitious goals.
  • Enthusiastic.  Bought into the larger mission of Symbiota and excited about the possibilities.



  1. Cultivate microorganisms including:
  • Media and flasks/ bioreactors preparation
  • Plating and Enumeration of microbial cultures
  • Downstream Processing
  • Microbiological quality control


  1. Characterize the physiology of bacterial and fungal strains through Microscopy
  2. Culture monitoring (pH, biomass concentration, and other parameters vs. time)
  3. Implement analytical/molecular assays to monitor microbial growth
  4. Assist in protocol development for organism propagation and fermentation



  • Cambridge, MA.


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