Whole Biome is on a mission to help people improve physical and mental health by creating a new category of products that target the microbiome. We are researching, developing and commercializing a novel class of rationally-designed Live SynbioticsTM (probiotics + prebiotics) that have demonstrated clinical efficacy to treat conditions like metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neurodegeneration.
Whole Biome has created proprietary pipelines to build a unique discovery platform that identifies key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them.
We are a highly collaborative team of scientists, engineers, physicians, marketers and salespeople interested in improving human health by using the latest research from diverse fields, such as, microbiology, molecular biology, high-throughput genomics, distributed computing, pharmaceutical development and nutrition. We believe strongly in an individual’s transparency and strong communication to enable the most effective and efficient path to team success.
If you’re interested in building a new category of products that will help improve the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading!
Whole Biome is seeking a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to join the Molecular R&D and Clinical Assay team. The person will contribute to the Whole Biome mission through execution and development of critical molecular biology assays and protocols. The ideal candidate will have experience in qPCR, DNA extraction and NGS library preparation. This position will interact closely with Computational and Manufacturing teams.
Independently execute biochemical and molecular biology experiments and use in-house software tools to analyze data.
Support microbiology and molecular biology teams in multiple parallel projects.
Execute assays both in clinical and R&D labs including DNA and RNA extractions, library preparations for NGS, and (RT-)qPCR assays
Prepare and maintain stocks of in-house prepared reagents.
Work closely with Molecular R&D, Clinical Assay, and Computational teams
Responsible for individual and co-worker safety
B.A. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biology, or related field.
2+ years experience in core facility, manufacturing or similar role.
Experience with DNA and RNA extraction, qPCR, and library preparation for NGS
Experience working closely with Senior Scientists to design, develop and optimize assays.
Comfort (and preferably experience) in handling human samples: stool, skin and blood.
Experience with developing/writing SOPs, documenting and tracking lot numbers and using lab management systems.
Desire experience in aseptic techniques used in microbiology and anaerobic growth of bacteria.
Belief in transparency and open communication and the ability for an individual’s power to improve and enable those around them
At Whole Biome, we understand that success means building great teams to solve challenging problems. We hire the best and brightest and give everyone the resources we need to succeed.
If you're someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment where autonomy and collaborative teams are equally valued, AND you are excited to dedicate your life to improving health, please get in touch with us!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and cover letter to begin the application process. Even if you don't see an opening that fits you, please send us your resume if you think your background and personality would be a great fit!
competitive salary and equity packages
health, dental, and vision
401k with corporate matching
flexible schedules with a focus on work/life balance
unlimited vacation policy (we're all adults and professionals, not clockwatchers)
casual culture (66% of founders usually wearing hoodies)
work/life balance: we believe it, we encourage it, we live it
collaborative, team environment
off-site, team building adventures
walking distance to Caltrain, Muni
walking distance to bars and restaurants in Dogpatch