MIT Biotechnology Group

Scientific Strategy & Corporate Development Summer Fellowship

Evelo Biosciences is dedicated to transforming immunotherapy therapy through a deep understanding of the immuno-microbiome, the intimate coevolved metasystem of the host immune system and the microbiome.  Evelo is developing therapies designed to treat cancer, inflammatory, and autoimmune disease through modulating the systemic immune system.  Evelo’s platform deciphers microbes’ ability to modulate local and systemic immune function, evaluates microbes’ efficacy in disease models, and creates pharmaceutically acceptable forms of microbes for development and clinical translation.  Evelo was founded in 2015 by Flagship VentureLabs®, the innovation foundry of Flagship Pioneering. Evelo has an initial capital commitment of $100+ million and is considered to be one of the most exciting companies in the microbiome space today.

2017 Summer Fellowship

Evelo is seeking a talented PhD or MD student or post graduate to join us for the summer of 2017. Evelo is a highly dynamic and intellectually challenging work environment.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter, scientifically and intellectually curious, entrepreneurial, and a creative problem solver.

Fellow will partner closely with Evelo’s Head of Scientific Strategy on a variety of projects, including:



  • Surveillance of scientific fields and sourcing interesting and innovative technologies from academia
  • New program planning and product building, including the drafting of R&D plans
  • Intellectual property strategy related to Evelo’s current and future products
  • Regulatory strategy and clinical translation of Evelo’s products

Program Details

  • Full-time Fellowship from June 6, 2017 – September 1, 2017
  • Fellow will be based out of Evelo’s headquarters at 620 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
  • Fellow will receive a stipend

Fellows will be able to

  • Influence a growing biotech
  • Expand professional network
  • Develop marketable skills for careers in the commercialization of science


  • Current PhD, MD, or MDP student or post-graduate
  • Demonstrated passion and business acumen for translation and commercialization of science
  • Clear communication skills, creativity, and independence
  • Deep scientific or business background in the life sciences
  • Knowledge and expertise in immunology, cancer biology, neurobiology, or microbiology a plus

Please submit your cover letter and resume at:

For more information about Evelo Biosciences, please visit


Post expires at 2:22pm on Friday May 19th, 2017

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