CareersResearch Associate-I


Research Associate-I

CosmosID is a metagenomics company focused on leveraging NGS technology for microbiome research and clinical diagnostics. CosmosID utilizes proprietary database and algorithmic approaches to accurately analyze the most complex metagenomic datasets for strain-level, functional, and antimicrobial resistance output data. We’re at the forefront of metagenomics and continually push the envelope on the newest and best tools and methods for complex multi-omics analyses. We’re a teamwork-oriented company that strives to help each member amplify their talents to help themselves and the company grow. We look forward to responsibly redefining how we diagnose microbiome disturbances and clinical infectious disease. Come join us!

Entry-Level Research Associate (Maryland)

This exciting role will be focused on molecular chemistry research and development of microbiome and clinical metagenomic tests taking place in CosmosID’s lab in Germantown, MD. Prior experience with NGS library preparation is preferred but not
required. The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of curiosity and ambition to make the infectious disease diagnostic tools of tomorrow. This is an excellent opportunity for growth in a growing company in the bourgeoning field of clinical metagenomics.

The candidate will work closely with a team of diverse backgrounds and skills including members of the Research and Development team as well as regular interaction with the Chief Medical Officer for guidance on experimental design and execution of protocol development. The candidate will also work closely with computational biologists and clinical teams to inform protocol development.

Prior experience with laboratory automation is not required but desirable. The candidate must have experience with molecular biological methods. Experience with various sequencing platforms in the Illumina line as well as Nanopore are desirable but not

Education: achieved at least BS/BA or equivalent
Certifications: None required
Prior Experience: at least a year of lab experience, experience in a clinical diagnostic laboratory is favored.
Physical Ability: ability to regularly lift 25lbs
Other: Excellent communication across local and remote teams required
Personality Traits: curiosity and careful attention to detail are required

In addition to above aspects of the position, this role has exciting opportunities for authorship on peer reviewed as well as white paper publications. CosmosID encourages personal and professional growth as part of any position and is codified in our core values.