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Research Associate – Bioprocessing

Research Associate – Bioprocessing

The Bioprocess Research Associate will develop and execute experiments designed to support the production of Symbiota’s proprietary microbes.


  1. Execution of bench-scale process development experiments for characterization of microbial cultures.
  2. Assist in developing reliable quantitative biological assays to monitor microbial growth as well as downstream processing of biological products.
  3. Refine and document experimental protocols with detail and clarity with intent to communicate to external parties for scale up activities.
  4. Provide critical feed-back on experimental progress to team members and provide timely recommendations for further advancing Symbiota’s technology.
  5. Support production of microorganisms for deployment into field trials.


  • B.S. degree in biochemistry, microbiology, or (bio-)chemical engineering with >4yrs or M.S. degree in biochemistry, microbiology, or (bio-)chemical engineering with >2yrs of industry experience with microbial fermentation or mammalian cell culture.
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of bench-top fermenters is required.
  • Expertise in data analysis and presentation of key findings.
  • Proficiency performing aseptic techniques and microbial cultivation.
  • Experience with processing techniques such as TFF and lyophilization required.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Copes effectively with complexity and change. Comfortable with ambiguity. Experience in a startup environment is preferred.
  • Efficient. Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
  • Attention to detail. Organized, methodical, and meticulous.
  • Proactive. Acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the company.
  • Work Ethic. Possesses a strong willingness to work hard to get the job done and setting an example for the team. Has a track record of delivering on ambitious goals.
  • Communication. Speaks and writes clearly and articulately.


Job Information

  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Position type: Full-time employee


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