Animal Models Expert


At Eligo, we are passionate about developing new drugs to address unmet medical needs!

Eligo is building a platform technology to produce an arsenal of eligobiotics to target a wide range of bacterial species. With such a capability, Eligo is poised to lead the new generation of precision microbiome engineering companies. Before translating our research into the clinic, however, we use animal models to help us select the most promising candidates and then validate their in vivo efficacy. 

We are looking for animal models specialists excited to help with our in vivo tests and with designing models for diseases and conditions for experiments to test our eligobiotics candidates.

You will join our animal models team and work with many other Eligonauts (synthetic biologists, microbiologists and phage experts) to identify promising eligobiotics candidates, test them in mice (and maybe later, other animals!), and develop new experimental models for various indications.


  • Devise experiments/models to elucidate the behavior of eligobiotics candidates in the in vivo microbiome environment (gut, skin, etc.) on eligobiotics candidates
  • Develop experimental models for microbiome disease-related indications
  • Work with synthetic biologists and discovery team to iterate and test new eligobiotics
  • Conduct long-term experiments aimed at eligobiotics candidate discovery through evolution
  • Develop and run assays for immunological responses to eligobiotic treatment


  • Ph.D. or Masters
  • Strong experience working with mice or other animals (gut or skin studies)
  • Experience in microbiology 
  • Several years of post-graduate/industry experience with human/animal gut and/or skin and/or other microbiome is a plus
  • Previous experience working with bacteria and bacteriophages is a plus
  • Self-starter with strong attention to detail and accuracy and an ability to work independently to solve technical problems 
  • Ability to multi-task without compromising quality and accuracy 
  • Effective management of time and effort to meet deadlines 
  • Strong interactive skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong collaborative attitude essential