Seres Therapeutics

Job Title: Scientist, Microbiology and Functional Screening

Job Number: 22227

Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Seres Therapeutics is seeking an experienced and highly-motivated Scientist to join our Microbiology and Functional Screening team. This individual will develop and implement functional screens to advance our Ecobiotic® therapeutics discovery programs in immuno-oncology and inflammatory disease. As a member of the Screening team, you will work intimately with research teams across the organization to translate critical insights in the field of the human microbiome into therapeutic leads. The successful candidate will be innovative, thrive in an intense and dynamic environment, and use his/her creative and imaginative problem-solving skills to help bring new products to patients.


  • Design, develop, and implement cell-based functional assays to elucidate the mechanisms that microbes employ to modulate host immunity and inflammation
  • Apply such assays to functionally characterize proprietary microbial strains and identify therapeutic microbial compositions for pre-clinical projects in Inflammatory Diseases and Immuno-Oncology
  • Troubleshoot protocols, critically analyze data and present screening results at project team meetings
  • Keep abreast of scientific literature and interact with internal and external scientists to integrate biological screening efforts across therapeutic areas. The candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with colleagues in the microbiome sciences, informatics, CMC and Translational Science groups.

Required Skills

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • PhD in immunology, cell biology, microbiology, or related field, or MS with 5+ years of work experience in microbial and/or cell-based screening
  • Demonstrated knowledge in immunology or cancer biology
  • Demonstrated expertise in assay development, implementation, and data analysis
  • Prior experience with mammalian cell culture and immunological techniques
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, and innovative
  • Flexible & comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with latest developments in the microbiome field
  • Experience in flow cytometry


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