Company Overview

At Synlogic: We are Putting LIFE Into Medicines
We are pioneers in the development of Synthetic BioticTM medicines, a novel class of LIVING medicines intended to transform the lives of patients with a broad range of diseases ranging from genetic and acquired metabolic diseases to inflammation and cancer.

Every day our teams work tirelessly to drive to deliver on 4 aspirations:

  • People: LIVING each day with passion for building up and building out our Synlogic team
  • Platform: Expanding and enhancing the technology to generate and protect novel LIVING medicines with new and versatile mechanisms of action
  • Products: Rapidly developing and commercializing Synthetic Biotics that transform the LIVES of patients and their families
  • Promise: Building our company to launch multiple novel LIVING medicines – mastering a new frontier in medicine

We combine Human Logic and Science Logic to drive meaningful work, careers, and LIFE at Synlogic. We foster a people-focused environment grounded in: Compassion, Transparency, Collaboration & Fun, while adopting a patient-focused mindset to inspire: Innovation, Integrity, High Performance, and LIFE Changing Results.

We continue to build and enhance our organization. If you want a settled environment, pursuing a well-walked path then this environment is probably not for you. If you want to join a growing company, work hard, and challenge yourself to find solutions at a new frontier of medicines then we would love to hear from you.

Job Description

Synlogic is a leading biotechnology/synthetic biology company located in Cambridge, MA that is focused on the development of novel therapeutic microorganisms for the treatment of important human diseases, including inborn errors of metabolism.

We are currently seeking a motivated individual with experience in genomics or bioinformatics for an 8-10 week internship to contribute to our Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) software pipeline development and strain characterization efforts. This role will focus on developing validated software pipelines to automate metagenomic and transcriptomic data analysis and visualization and to enable characterization of microbial communities and engineered strain transcriptional profiles. The ideal candidate should have experience in NGS data processing, analysis, and visualization, as well as software development and validation. This role represents a unique opportunity to meaningfully advance understanding of engineered bacterial strain physiology and activity in an industrial research setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and validate NGS data processing and visualization software pipelines.
  • Characterize metagenomic signatures of treatment with therapeutic microorganisms.
  • Analyze differentially expressed bacterial genes/pathways in simulated GI models.
  • Generate data reports, rigorously maintain an electronic laboratory notebook, and accurately present data to project teams.

Job Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a degree program in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with software development and NGS data analysis.
  • Fluency with Python and related statistical and data visualization software packages preferred.
  • Experience with multivariate analysis techniques a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy and an ability to work independently to solve technical problems.
  • Highly organized with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Effective management of time and effort to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment.


We are at our best when we combine Human Logic and Science Logic to build great teams and deliver outstanding results. Our 6 values of Compassion, Fun, Trust & Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Results are central to our organization.

Our compassion for patients is the engine that drives our innovation and motivates our sense of urgency; always remembering that patients are waiting. Our compassion for each other creates a safe environment for continuous risk taking and personal development. We connect with our colleagues by having fun together. We take our work seriously and value integrity in producing the highest quality work. We trust each other, respecting all ideas and driving accountability to generate the best results for our patients and team. We encourage openness, direct feedback and transparency in decision-making to enable trust and maintain the nimbleness of the group.


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Synlogic, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity. All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.