The Position:

As a part of the Senda Biosciences' Process Development team, the Research Associate will be responsible for performing a variety of bioprocess techniques, including fermentation, centrifugation, tangential flow filtration, etc.  Further, the candidate will assist in characterizing samples from various parts of the process using online and off-line instrumentation. 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 Process Development staff to design and execute experiments
  • Assist in the production and characterization of microbial products
  • Developing and refining isolation techniques for lipid particles
  • Assessing particle purity post isolation
  • Analyzing particle size and content
  • Identifying and developing ways to move from batch towards continuous bioprocessing
  • Scaling up existing lab scale isolation and purification processes
  • Collaborating closely with other team members


Required Skills/Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. in bioengineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, biology, or a related discipline; with 1-3 years industry experience
  • Experience with microbial fermentation and bioreactors strongly preferred
  • Experience with diverse downstream bioprocessing technologies
  • Experience with centrifugation, TFF, depth filtration, dialysis, chromatography, microfluidics or other separation technologies
  • Execution-focused, team-oriented, and highly motivated, with strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects concurrently and collaborate across disciplines
  • Strong verbal, written communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, innovative environment


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with pilot or large-scale fermentation and downstream processing
  • Experience with particle size analysis


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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