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Rise Therapeutics is recruiting a full-time microbiologist to lead its initiatives in synthetic biology at our Rockville, Maryland laboratory. This position offers a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial minded scientist to advance the skills and experience necessary for a successful career in the biotechnology industry. The microbiology scientist will support research and development strategies that harness new microbiome discoveries to create novel and innovative synthetic biology-based medicines.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree (MS, and/or PhD) in the life sciences or biomedical engineering
  • Expertise in microbiological science
  • Strong knowledge of molecular biology techniques
  • Familiarity with bacterial fermentation
  • Strong writing skills
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to contribute in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong sense of responsibility for deadlines and data accuracy
  • Rigor and attention to detail including laboratory notebook documentation
  • Comfort with collaboration in a team-based environment

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead new drug development strategies for synthetic biology-based medicines
  • Develop and test novel microbiome drug candidates
  • Perform analytical testing procedures for product characterization
  • Develop new microbiology assays and scientific assessment procedures
  • Support discovery and development of new bacteria fermentation procedures
  • Author SOPs, reports, and other controlled documents important for IND filings
  • Develop methods to create novel product characterization tests


  • Support initiatives to develop novel microbiome-associated products
  • Gain experience working in biotech helping to drive new medicines into clinical testing
  • Expand relationships/connections with leading biotechnology researchers


About Rise Therapeutics

Rise Therapeutics is an emerging, privately held biotech company located in Rockville, Maryland, which develops novel synthetic biology-based medicines. As a product focused company, we leverage our proprietary drug delivery platform and GMP manufacturing infrastructure to create targeted immunologically-directed Live Biotherapeutic Products (LBPs). Rise harnesses novel discoveries in microbiome biology as it relates to regulation of immune function to identify new immune regulatory pathways and develop unique, first-in-class immune modulatory drugs for the treatment of autoimmunity, inflammation, infection, and cancer. For more information, please visit our website at www.risetherapeutics.com.


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