Molecular Biology Research Associate

Position Details

  • Job Title: Molecular Biology Research Associate
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Job Category: Sequencing
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The Molecular Biology Research Associate will be a member of the team tasked with organizing and executing molecular biology experiments across different groups at Kallyope, as well as analyzing data and presenting findings to relevant teams. Candidates should be highly motivated, organized, and have previous experience in molecular biology. Prior experience with nucleic acid extraction and next generation sequencing is a plus. Successful candidates must be able to work effectively both in a collaborative setting and independently while possessing outstanding written, visual, and oral communications skills.


  • Optimize RNA extraction protocols from various tissues and sample types
  • Perform molecular biology experiments (qPCR, In situ hybridization, western blot) in support of multiple programs and functional areas
  • Assist with bulk and scRNA-seq experiments
  • Support implementation of new sequencing technologies
  • Analyze data and communicate results across teams


You must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in biology or a similar field
  • Research laboratory experience, preferably in a molecular biology environment

Additional preferred experience includes:

  • qPCR
  • In situ hybridization
  • Western blot
  • Bulk RNA sequencing & single-cell sequencing
  • Flow cytometry
  • Experience with primary cells and tissue, particularly intestinal or neural


About Kallyope

Kallyope is a new biotechnology company headquartered in New York City.  Founded by Richard Axel, Tom Maniatis, and Charles Zuker from Columbia University, Kallyope is focused on the identification of new therapeutic and nutritional opportunities involving the gut and gut-brain axis. The Company leverages the founders’ formidable expertise in molecular biology, neuroscience, and behavior to identify new approaches to human health. 

Kallyope is seeking creative, highly motivated individuals who are interested in working in a biotech environment that is scientifically stimulating, highly collaborative, and laser focused on translational biology.   The Company is creating an industry-leading platform employing cutting edge technologies including sequencing, genetics, circuit mapping, neural imaging and bioinformatics. By integrating and applying complementary tools and approaches to the understanding of gut and gut-brain biology, Kallyope aims to develop transformational therapeutics and consumer products to improve human health and nutrition.

The Company is headquartered in the Alexandria Center® for Life Sciences, a state-of-the-art, collaborative life science campus in the heart of Manhattan, with close proximity to New York City’s world-leading clinical and research institutions.  Kallyope has raised $252M in funding from several top-tier investors. The Company has assembled a leadership team and advisory group with a proven track record of success and strong expertise in drug discovery and translation. The founding scientific team is composed of highly creative and talented individuals with outstanding expertise in the Company’s core platform technologies.  For more information, see


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