Senior Research Associate, Antibody Therapeutic

Ohana is seeking an innovative and highly motivated Senior Research Associate with expertise in cell and molecular biology and assay development to play a vital role in the company’s efforts to advance the field of reproductive medicine. At Ohana Biosciences, the individual will have wide-ranging responsibilities and tremendous opportunities within a dynamic, enthusiastic, highly interdisciplinary, and collaborative team.

Company Overview

Ohana is an early-stage biotechnology company founded in 2015 by Flagship Pioneering, which has founded over 40+ breakthrough companies, including Seres Therapeutics, Agios, Rubius, Moderna, Editas, Denali and Codiak, since 2000.

At Ohana Biosciences, we are pioneering a new frontier in reproductive medicine. Built upon a world-leading understanding of sperm biology, Ohana has created a best-in-class proprietary platform with field-defining applications including:

  • Preventing inherited disease;

  • Delivering a highly effective, safe, reversible, non-hormonal contraceptive; and

  • Treating male infertility, traditionally ignored but responsible for half of infertility issues.

Our mission is to provide men and women the freedom to decide when to have a family and empower them to have healthy children. Join us in transforming the field of reproductive medicine and creating technologies with the power to benefit our customers and transform the lives of their patients.

What You’ll Do

  • Work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to design, plan and execute experiments that support research activities, project goals and platform development

  • Serve as a key contributor to the development of new technologies in reproductive medicine

  • Implement existing Ohana technologies and develop novel assays

What Skills You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a biological science or related science field. Candidates will have 3-5 years (Master’s) or 7-10 years (Bachelor’s) in the bio-pharmaceutical industry

  • Proven hands-on experience with cell-based and biochemical assays with a variety of readout technologies, such as flow cytometry, Western Blot, ELISA, and immunofluorescence

  • Hands-on experience in cell culture and characterization of cells from human and animal tissues

  • Experience with independently generating and analyzing data, including basic statistical analyses

  • Familiarity with binding assays (SPR or related techniques) to determine antibody affinity

  • Experience with transiently expressing recombinant proteins in HEK293 or CHO cells preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment

  • Strong work ethic and focus on execution

  • 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

  • Ability to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced research team, while being highly independent and self-motivated

What We’ll Offer You

  • A dynamic early-stage work environment and highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, talented, and enthusiastic team

  • Participation in projects on the cutting edge of basic research in sperm biology

  • Ability to contribute to a wide range of research projects with encouragement at all levels to be creative regarding new projects and product ideas

  • Professional development and frequent social opportunities

  • Daily on-site snacks, coffee, and Bevi, as well as monthly catered lunches

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

  • Life insurance and disability through USAble Life

  • A 401K retirement plan

  • 15 days’ vacation and 5 sick days per year, as well as 10 company-paid holidays

Our Culture

We are a collaborative, innovative, and enthusiastic team of 25+ employees and growing. We are highly interdisciplinary, with most scientists participating in a wide range of research projects, and creativity encouraged at all levels regarding new projects and product ideas. Our work defines the cutting edge of basic research in sperm biology.

We are located in Cambridge near the heart of America’s biotech hub. We offer an open workspace just a few blocks from the Charles River, fun perks like on-site snacks (including all-you-can-drink coffee and Bevi), monthly catered lunches, off-site get-togethers and other social opportunities, comprehensive, competitive health care, and more.

If you are collaborative, hard-working, and excited by the opportunity to pursue transformational science in the field of reproductive medicine, we want to talk to you.

Please email your CV or resume to

For more information please check out our website

Ohana Biosciences an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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