Location: On-site at Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab, 127 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134
At Concerto Biosciences, we are obsessed with microbes. We dream of a healthier world where microbial ecology enables advanced medicines and environmentally-conscious agricultural practices. To unlock microbial ecology, Concerto uses a novel screening technology from MIT to construct and observe millions of microbial cocultures in parallel—each its own tiny universe of possibilities. Our technology generates a totally new type of microbiome data that allows us to identify groups of microbes that perform beneficial functions. We call these groups “ensembles”. We are currently in the preclinical stage for our first product, an ensemble to treat eczema—a chronic, irritating, and psychologically stressful skin disease that affects over two hundred million people. Our goal is to discover the first-ever treatment that provides totally safe, sustained relief for eczema patients. Concerto will go on to develop a multitude of ensembles that solve the world’s greatest challenges in human health, food production, and bioremediation.
The Concerto team is our most important ensemble. We believe the best human ensembles, much like microbial ensembles, are diverse—composed of individuals with different backgrounds, cultures, genders, and beliefs. We are committed to building a company where you belong and where your voice is heard.
As Concerto’s laboratory manager, you will maintain a smoothly operating laboratory infrastructure and support the needs of laboratory personnel. Initially, you will help set up Concerto’s new lab space, which includes separate “R&D” and “Manufacturing” spaces. Working closely with Concerto’s leadership and scientists, you will optimize and maintain standardized laboratory practices that enable efficient science, spanning (1) microbiology and molecular biology experiments, (2) screening endeavors for the discovery of new microbial ensembles, and (3) manufacturing of our preclinical drug substance (“ENS-002”).
This role will require diligent management of all laboratory operations, which covers laboratory safety, vendor interfacing, inventory planning/tracking, and proactive assessments of laboratory equipment. We don’t expect you to have experience performing all of the responsibilities listed below. Indeed, just as you help Concerto grow, we hope to contribute to your intellectual and professional growth. You’ll have the opportunity to gain new skills by working with our world-class team, and you’ll also have the opportunity to advance within the company by taking on higher responsibility roles. As an early member of Concerto’s expanding team, you’ll play a critical role in developing Concerto’s culture and translating our core values into practice.