Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Santa Clara, CA
Aug 22, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Optical Biosystems, Inc

Job title: Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Job Summary

Optical Biosystems is a venture-backed biotech company and we believe the next wave of the genomics revolution requires automated, easy-to-use tools to visualize cells and molecules in their spatial context. We are developing a platform that combines innovative optics, integrated fluidics, and powerful image processing software to enable spatial omics without compromise. With unprecedented speed, researchers can obtain quantitative, molecular information at a sub-cellular resolution across entire tissue sections.  Join our team to help us bring these innovations to scientists everywhere.


  • Conduct experiments for the optimization and development of biochemistry reagents and protocols as part of the automated cell and tissue imaging workflow
  • Prepare biological samples, assemble assay consumables, run assays on our instrument under general guidance
  • Evaluate performance of components and systems
  • Documentation of experimental work; analysis of data; documenting and presenting results
  • Preparation of written methods and SOPs
  • Procurement of components, materials, reagents

Skills / Requirements

  • BS (or MS) in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Life Science with 3 or more years of industry or equivalent postgraduate experience preferred
  • Experience with various molecular biology technique (including nucleic acid extraction, PCR, qPCR and sequencing), cell and tissue imaging methods
  • Experience with fluorescent microscopy and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) preferred
  • Experience with cell culture and the handling of mammalian primary cells, cell lines, frozen tissues, and FFPE
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute research experiments
  • Good organizational skills and time management
  • Good communication, presentation and documentation skills

OBI believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.