Research Associate

Location: Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, USA | Full time

We are seeking a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to support our proprietary drug discovery platform. The candidate will be joining DeepBiome’s synthetic biology group and working in a cross-functional project team. 


Types of activities include plasmid construction and preparation, transformation and culturing, plus preparing experimental media and buffers.



  • Responsible for design, assembly, manipulation and cloning of DNA constructs for in vivo bacterial expression

  • Construct gene and pathway plasmid constructs using assembly methods such as: yeast homologous recombination, Gibson assembly, Golden Gate assembly

  • Transformation, cultivation, and cataloging a range of microbes (BSL1/BSL2 bacteria and yeast)

  • Acquire, evaluate, and interpret scientific data in conjunction with scientists in a cross-functional team

  • Use of computational tools and databases (e.g. Geneious, BLAST search)

  • Maintain a laboratory notebook with detailed notes and trackable time stamps



  • Master of Science or Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, Synthetic Biology, Microbiology or related field; preferably with at least 1-2 years of relevant experience in a laboratory setting

  • Proficient in a variety of molecular biology techniques (including DNA assembly, preparation, and sequencing)

  • Hands-on experience in isolation, culture, storage and archiving of microorganisms

  • Strong multi-tasking ability with organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills

  • Intellectually curious and likes to ask questions

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



  • Competitive salary and top benefits


To Apply

Please send the following materials to

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • References (upon request)


DeepBiome Therapeutics, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.