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Inflammation Research Association Announces
Interactive Job Board Focused on Immunology and Inflammation Opportunities

Pareto Bio – Research Associate

Pareto Bio – Research Associate
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts


At Pareto we are pioneering a mechanism-driven approach to rationally design microbiota-informed therapies against highly prevalent clinical diseases. By targeting the gut microbiota, we seek to redirect dysregulated immune pathways and restore balance. Our microbial therapies are engineered to promote targeted immunomodulation and enhance gut barrier functions while demonstrating sustained and durable effects. We are seeking a full-time research associate to drive cutting-edge research to deliver meaningful therapies to patients.

Job responsibilities – the research associate will undertake the following analyses:

  • Molecular biology: PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, antibody and antigen ELISAs
  • Microbiology: grow bacteria using aseptic technique and under anaerobic conditions, isolate strains from human and animal samples, establish cell banks. Prepare and optimize growth media and supporting reagents
  • Review scientific literature to establish and/or optimize experimental protocols
  • Maintain organized documentation of work performed
  • Present scientific data to team
  • Oversee a safe, clean, and well-organized laboratory and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Establish relationships with vendors for maintaining supply inventories


  • B.S. in biology, chemistry or a quantitative science
  • >1 year experience working in a microbiology laboratory setting
  • Familiarity/experience with molecular biology and microbiology techniques
  • Familiarity/experience using common tools for nucleic acid analyses including BLAST and primer development tools
  • Excellent critical thinking and quantitative skills with good attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a strong collaborative team
  • Strong interest in utilizing the gut microbiome to treat and prevent disease

To apply, please submit a cover letter responsive to this posting with your CV and 3 references to For candidates within 2 years of completing an undergraduate degree, please also include a copy of your undergraduate transcript.