Senior Research Associate

Ohana Biosciences 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 Senior Research Associate will have wide-ranging responsibilities and tremendous opportunities within a dynamic, enthusiastic, highly interdisciplinary, and collaborative team.

Ohana is 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 broad applications across reproductive medicine. Ohana is developing field defining new products to improve sperm quality and function to address infertility, prevent inherited disease, and produce a long-acting, reversible, non-hormonal male contraceptive.

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 with little or no supervision

What Skills You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a biological science or related science field.

  • 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, but not limited to: 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

  • Team-oriented, highly motivated, execution-focused attitude with strong work ethic and ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary environment

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

  • Comfort delivering against challenging commitments

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment

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

  • Strong oral and written communication skills a plus

What We’ll Offer You

  • 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.

Why Join Ohana Biosciences

Based in Cambridge, MA, Ohana is a venture-funded early-stage startup founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2015 through its venture creation engine, which founded over 40+ breakthrough companies including Seres Therapeutics, Agios, Rubius, Moderna, Editas, Denali and Codiak.

Ohana Biosciences is revolutionizing male reproductive medicine with a world-leading understanding of sperm biology through rigorous science. We will responsibly develop technologies that:

  • Prevent inherited disease;

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

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

We strive to maximize access to our treatments that address the broad reproductive needs of individuals and families.

Our enthusiasm, ambition, drive, and creativity, coupled with our unique blend of innovation, basic biology and business focus, creates an exciting entrepreneurial environment set to disrupt an area of medicine in need of substantial improvement for patients.

If you are interested in joining Ohana, please email your CV or resume to

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