Biology Co-op

Apply:  https://www.kaleido.com/join-us/


The microbiome produces hundreds of bioactive chemistries that affect our biology. To date, the vast majority of research in medicine and nutrition has focused on the interaction between chemistries and human cells – overlooking the essential role of our microbiome. Kaleido is pioneering a large category of novel chemistries that can control the entire metabolic profile of the microbiome, offering new ways to approach the treatment of disease and management of health.

Be part of an exciting team that is dedicated to revolutionizing human health. Kaleido Co-Ops will:

  • Work on a personal project that is important to Kaleido’s mission.

  • Be supported by a mentor who will provide a unique perspective on projects and careers.

  • Have the opportunity to participate in the pioneering of novel chemistries that control the 



This position will work within our Biology Group.



The proper function and structure of the human microbiome is increasingly understood to be a major driver of human health.  The unique biology of the microbiome presents an extraordinary opportunity to develop life-saving therapeutics that interact specifically and selectively with the microbiome to improve human health outcomes.  Kaleido’s mission is to build and deploy the world’s first and premier drug discovery engine targeted specifically at the microbiome.  To that end, co-ops will join Kaleido’s Biology Department to pursue the goal of understanding how novel drug candidates impact the microbiome.  The role will involve exploration of carbohydrate utilization capabilities of various microbiomes, and contributions to discovery project teams in the areas of in-born metabolic disorders, bacterial infections, and inflammation. 



  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or microbiology

  • Laboratory experience in an academic lab or a biotechnology company (internship/co-op, minimum 6 months)

  • Self-motivated, curious and excited to work in a high energy environment

  • Previous co-op or intern experience preferred.

  • Able to work independently



Work Schedule and Salary Information:

January-June Rotation  

$18-22 per hour depending upon experience, 40 hours per week.


Kaleido is located at 65 Hayden Ave, Lexington, MA (transportation from Alewife station available).  For more information, go to www.kaleido.com