Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Cell Biology & Assay Development

Ohana Biosciences is seeking an innovative and highly motivated Research Associate/Senior Research Associate with expertise in cell and molecular biology assays to play a vital role in the company’s efforts to drive innovation in the field of reproductive health.

As a member of our dynamic organization, you will have wide-ranging responsibilities and tremendous opportunities.  We take what we do seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.  You’ll have fun in our collaborative and energetic environment where you’ll face new challenges every day.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform cell biology-based assays to evaluate sperm quality

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

  • Keep accurate and detailed records of experiments and results in experimental notebooks

  • Participate in and present experimental results at team and company meetings

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in molecular/cell biology, biotechnology, or related field (biochemistry, microbiology, bio-engineering)

  • 1-5 years of lab experience, preferably in bio-pharmaceutical industry

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

  • Experience with sperm biology, flow cytometry and flow data analysis (e.g. FlowJo) is a plus

  • Passion for doing top notch science at the bench and for being part of developing new technologies

  • Ability to thrive in a multidisciplinary, highly collaborative environment and flexibility to learn new skills

  • 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

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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