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Research Associate/Sr RA (REQ1918)

GRO Biosciences
Boston, MA
Closing date
Jun 24, 2022

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GRO Biosciences (GRObio) is hiring an RA/Sr RA with bench experience in molecular biology to advance the company's recoded organism technology. Recoded organisms enable GRObio to generate revolutionary products of unprecedented structural and chemical diversity. With the tools at GRObio, you'll be able to propose, develop, and implement completely differentiated solutions to longstanding, critical problems.

The selected candidate for this position will work within the Chemistry Expansion division, enabling the scalable incorporation of new amino acids into proteins. Major job responsibilities include development and screening of translation machinery for new amino acids, and general engineering of ribosomal translation. Day-to-day activities include design and execution of experiments in conjunction with other team members. Diligence, transparent communication, and record keeping will be critical skills to enable success in this position. Your creativity and ingenuity will be crucial to driving GRObio's research priorities optimizing strain performance and expanding the amino acid alphabet to create differentiated products.

  • Full-time, in-person position
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a matrixed research environment
  • Perform a variety of experiments ranging from cloning, screening assays, RNA purification, protein purification, mass spectroscopy, HPLC, and FPLC
  • Carry out library preps and high throughput sequencing
  • Maintain reagent stocks and manage consumables
  • Diligently record progress in our electronic lab notebook and LIMS systems
  • Clearly communicate results and recommendations to the team both in-person and online


Requisite experience
  • MS degree (or BS/BA degree plus at least 1-year of research experience)in biology, microbiology, biotechnology, biological engineering, or related field
  • Laboratory research experience in at least two of the following areas: molecular biology; molecular biology; microbiology; protein biochemistry & assay development

Preferred experience
  • Work experience in biotech or pharma
  • Experience with high throughput screens & selections
  • Familiarity with protein modeling tools
  • Fluency in a programming language (like Python)
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