Seres Therapeutics

Job Title: Senior/Principal Associate, Molecular Technologies

Job Number: 22226

Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

The Senior/Principal Associate, Molecular Technologies will have the opportunity to participate in the development and execution of molecular and genomics methods to support the discovery and development of microbiome therapeutics. By rigorously examining details of these molecular workflows, you will understand, define, and improve our molecular toolset to assay microbes and microbial communities.


  • Develop, document, improve, and execute molecular methods to characterize microbiological samples such as nucleic acid extractions, qPCR, sequencing, or probe-based hybridization assays
  • Maintain detailed records of and effectively communicate procedures and results
  • Participate in team discussions to present and contextualize your results
  • Organize and track samples, data, and independently or collaboratively analyze and summarize results
  • Communicate effectively with researchers and management from Research & Development, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls, and Clinical groups
  • Effectively prioritize project activities in our fast-paced group

Required Skills

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS or MS degree in biology, biochemistry, or a related field with 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Experience performing molecular techniques including nucleic acid extraction, PCR/qPCR, sequencing, FISH, or similar assays
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, interpersonal and effective communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail and rigorous quantitative approach
  • Enthusiasm for a team-driven mindset in a dynamic environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with microbiological and/or bioinformatic methods
  • Experience with laboratory automation such as liquid handlers


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