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Microbiology Research Associate

South San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The complex ecosystem of bacteria that comprise our gut microbiome are inextricably linked to the quality of human health. We are a start-up company poised to leverage the power of active microbial communities to address high unmet medical needs.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to play a key role in our team that is advancing rapid and thoughtful progression of our discovery portfolio.

Core responsibilities and opportunities are:
  • Participate in creating a microbial strain library by isolating human microbiota commensals.
  • Perform molecular and biochemical assays as well as microbial growth assays
  • Perform small-scale microbial fermentation experiments
  • Assess microbial viability and enumerate microbes grown in single cultures as well as from complex samples
  • Prepare microbial culture media and frozen microbial stocks

Desired Skills and requirements:
  • Experience working with anaerobic microbes and anaerobic gas chamber
  • Previous experience of performing high-throughput microbial growth assays
  • Experience preparing microbial strain banks is a plus
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques and approaches, including DNA extraction and quantification, PCR/qPCR and primer design.

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