The Position:

As a part of the Senda Biosciences Research and Development team, the Research Associate will be primarily responsible for performing a variety of molecular cloning techniques, culturing, and characterizing a variety of microbes and eukaryotic organisms. Further, the candidate will assist with in vitro assay development and deployment, including transition to high-throughput scale designs. This individual will be a key member of Senda’s dynamic, expanding, and collaborative team that combines significant experience in microbiome-based taget discovery, microbe-host interactions, drug deployment, and human health to unlock the potential of the company’s core technological platforms. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with senior research staff to design, execute, and interpret experiments
  • Conduct quantitative molecular biology assays
  • Assist in the production and characterization of microbial products
  • Assist with cell culture, cell based experiments, and in vivo preclinical experiments

Required Skills/Experience:

  • MS in a biology or engineering-related field (or BS plus 2 years of experience)
  • Experience with microbial culture and a variety of genetic engineering approaches
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills critical for working in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiar with molecular assays: qPCR, ELISA, molecular cloning and sanger sequencing
  • Familiar with preclinical in vivo experimental models
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Immunostaining for fluorescence microscopy and/or flow cytometry
  • Protein purification
  • High-throughput analysis utilizing automation and/or liquid handling technologies
  • NGS sequencing platforms
  • Computational biology approaches (e.g., Python, R, Matlab, etc.)

Senda Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Kintai does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. 

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