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Senior Research Associate, High Throughput Screening

Arbor Biotechnologies Inc
Cambridge, MA 02140
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    132113465

Drive high throughput discovery and engineering of therapeutically relevant proteins!

Job Summary:

Arbor Biotechnologies is seeking a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join our high throughput screening team. Our laboratory uses a diverse set of techniques, from microbiology to biochemistry to molecular biology, to mine natural genetic diversity for impactful peptides, proteins, and enzymes. Your primary responsibility will be to rigorously implement the in vivo E. coli screening workflow that is at the core of our biodiscovery and engineering efforts. The ideal candidate will have significant hands-on experience in the wet laboratory, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, a demonstrated ability for self-motivated and independent project execution, and a strong desire to learn.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own Arbor's in vivo E. coli screening workflow, from systematic execution of the screens to data analysis, as well as process optimizations (see publications in Molecular Cell or Science for more details)
  • Prepare DNA and RNA libraries for Illumina next generation sequencing
  • Document, compile, and analyze experimental data
  • Communicate results at meetings and contribute to project and experiment planning
  • Develop and maintain protocols, operational processes, and best practices



  • Bachelor's degree in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, or a related field with 1-2 years relevant experience (industry preferred)
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques such as transformations, DNA/RNA isolation and purification, cloning, PCR, and sequencing
  • Familiarity with BSL-1 best practices and aseptic technique
  • Strong work ethic and motivation with attention to detail and a meticulous streak

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with liquid handling platforms
  • Prior work with CRISPR-Cas gene editing technologies
  • Programming knowledge (i.e., Python or similar)
  • Mammalian cell culture experience

About Arbor

Arbor Biotechnologies is a venture-backed startup based in Cambridge, MA, composed of a small team of scientists and engineers pushing the boundaries of discovery at the intersection of computer science and biotechnology. Using our diverse backgrounds ranging from machine learning to genome engineering to protein biochemistry, we are building a platform to uncover and characterize nature's inventions on an unprecedented scale to generate impactful applications in human health and sustainability.

We seek highly-motivated individuals with the dedication, integrity, and creative spirit needed to thrive in an innovative company. Working at Arbor offers a unique opportunity that combines the fast pace and growth opportunities of a startup with the intellectual rigor and creativity of academia. Our salaries are competitive, our benefits are generous, and our team is exceptional.

Arbor Biotechnologies is proud to be an inclusive workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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Posted: 2021-03-16 Expires: 2021-04-17

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