Senior Scientist

Ohana Biosciences is seeking an innovative scientist with diverse experiences in cell biology and biochemistry to drive cutting-edge science in developing a non-hormonal, reversible male contraceptive.

Experience with flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, biochemical and cellular assays, basic skills in protein purification and biophysical characterization of proteins is required.  A deep understanding of and experience in the glycobiology field is a plus. 

At Ohana Biosciences, the individual will have wide-ranging responsibilities and tremendous opportunities within a dynamic, enthusiastic, highly interdisciplinary, and collaborative team.

What You’ll Do

  • Serve as a key contributor to the development of a non-hormonal, reversible male contraceptive

  • Design and execute experiments that support research activities and platform development goals, independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team

  • Rapidly implement state-of-the-art techniques for determining activity of biological hits

  • Identify modifications to improve protocols

  • Become proficient in new and diverse experimental techniques in sperm biology

  • Serve as a coach and mentor to team members

What You’ll Bring

  • Ph.D in cell biology, biochemistry or a related field plus 5+ years of experience, or M.S. degree plus 15+ years of lab experience, preferably in bio-pharmaceutical industry

  • Demonstrated expertise designing, planning and executing cell biology and biochemistry experiments, including flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, biochemical and cellular assays, basic skills in protein purification, and biophysical characterization of proteins

  • Experience in the glycobiology field a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary project teams

  • Experience in training, managing, or mentoring junior scientists

  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary environment

  • High level of adaptability and responsiveness to technical and business opportunities and needs

  • Strong oral and written communication skills a plus

What We’ll Offer You

  • A dynamic early-stage work environment, with encouragement at all levels to be creative regarding new projects and product ideas

  • Participation in projects ranging from cutting-edge basic research to product development

  • Generous paid family leave

  • Opportunities for career development and advancement, including trainings, classes, and conferences

  • Daily on-site snacks, coffee, Bevi, and weekly catered lunches

  • Comprehensive, competitive healthcare (PPO) and dental coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and vision coverage through VSP

  • Commuter benefits

  • 15 vacation days and 10+ company-paid holidays

  • 401k retirement plan, disability and life insurance

Who We Are

Ohana Biosciences is an early-stage biotechnology company founded in 2016 by Flagship Pioneering, which has founded over 40+ breakthrough companies, including Seres Therapeutics, Agios, Rubius, Moderna, Editas, Denali, and Codiak, since 2000.

Ohana is revolutionizing the field of reproductive health with a novel platform of sperm-based technologies. We have created a best-in-class proprietary platform with field-defining applications including:

  • Developing life-changing products that will increase the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs);

  • Decreasing the risk of disease transmission from father to offspring; and

  • Delivering a non-hormonal, reversible, long-lasting male contraception.

Our mission is to provide couples and individuals the ability to decide when to have a family, and empower those struggling with infertility to have healthy children. Join us in transforming the field of reproductive health and creating technologies with the power to benefit our customers and transform the lives of their patients.

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