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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Microbiome Research Associate

New Haven, USA


Job Description


ABOUT THE POSITION: We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant to conduct research into how the human gut microbiome influences inflammatory bowel disease. The position entails working with a small and dedicated group of experts in the fields of immunology and microbiome studies to develop novel therapeutics. The successful candidate will have relevant educational and practical experience and will actively participate in the laboratory’s important research. In addition to versatility within the laboratory setting, this role requires a high level of self-motivation, responsibility, and an ability to quickly gain new skills. The candidate must be capable of working independently as well as in a team environment.


  • Work with various in vivo models of colitis in specific pathogen-free and gnotobiotic settings.
  • Immune phenotyping of animal tissues, including intestine, using immunology techniques including ELISA.
  • Culture and isolation of pure bacterial species.
  • Perform immunology, biochemistry, and molecular biology experiments with guidance from senior scientists.
  • Conduct laboratory work and documentation according to SOPs.
  • Maintain proper records and laboratory compliance in accordance with SOPs and safety policies.
  • Troubleshoot and complete routine procedures independently and efficiently.


  • Minimum 2 years of basic molecular biology experience (PCR, gel electrophoresis).
  • Minimum 1 years of standard biochemistry procedures such as Western blot analysis.
  • Minimum 1 year experience with mammalian cell culture (primary immune cells and cancer or immortalized cell lines)
  • Excellent research record-keeping practices.
  • Flexibility to learn and adapt to new procedures.
  • Ability to operate instruments and scientific equipment.
  • High motivation and responsibility.


  • Experience with rodents such as handling (gavage, injections) and dissection.
  • Experience with cell isolation from animal tissues
  • Isolation of immune cells from intestinal tissues (LP/gut prep)
  • Standard immunology techniques
  • Experience working in Inflammatory Bowel Disease biology


  • Master’s degree, or bachelor’s degree with significant experience, in biological sciences or related subject.
  • 2 to 5 years of research experience in molecular biology related field.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to perform basic immunology laboratory techniques.
  • Manual dexterity
  • Other means of acquiring the necessary knowledge and experience may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Proof of eligibility for employment in the United States


Interested applicants should send resume/CV

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description
Artizan Biosciences creates novel therapeutics for the treatment of diseases stemming from microbial imbalance. Our proprietary platform leverages a mechanistic understanding of how bacteria impact diseases and translates these insights into commercial products. Artizan Biosciences was founded by three Yale immunologists and is currently located at Science Park in New Haven CT.

Role: Microbiome Research Associate
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Location: New Haven,

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