Research Scientist

Hayward, CA, United States
Jul 29, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pulse Biosciences (Nasdaq: PLSE) is a bio-electric medicine company committed to health innovation that has the potential to improve and extend the lives of patients. The CellFX® System will be the first commercial product to harness the distinctive advantages of our proprietary Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ (NPS™) technology. The unique cell-specific effects of the NPS mechanism of action have the potential to significantly benefit patients across multiple medical applications, including dermatology, our first planned commercial application.

We exist to make a positive difference in the lives of patients, physicians, healthcare providers, shareholders and our Pulse Biosciences team members. We take pride in hiring the best and brightest minds to our world-class company. Individuals who are creative, forward-thinking, and who approach challenges with an innovative attitude will excel in our culture.

Position Summary:

The Research Scientist will conduct in vitro and in vivo pre-clinical research to optimize the stimulation of the immune system, and dermal stimulation and lesion ablation using the Nano-Pulse Stimulation Platform. Conduct additional pre-clinical research where the data indicates further research.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting in vitro biological and molecular techniques, including cell culture and bioassays (i.e. ELISA, flow cytometry, histology and gene expression analysis).
  • In vivo skills such as handling and treating rodents, tissue sampling, ex vivo post processing of tissues.
  • Design experiments and using syngeneic or transgenic mouse tumor models to optimize tumor ablation, anti-tumor stimulation of the immune system, dermal treatments for stimulation and lesion ablation and explore novel mechanisms of action; conduct multiple studies in parallel as needed.
  • Review and provide assessments/analysis of scientific studies; strive to identify workflow improvements to meet project timelines.
  • Lead role for studies, training, and other projects as needed.
  • Interacting with other functions with interdepartmental projects, project planning, etc.
  • Give presentations at internal meetings and scientific conferences; prepare research manuscripts for internal review and submission to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Working closely in teams executing protocols.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • BS with 8 years, MS with 5 years or PhD with 3 years of experience in biological science required.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in biomedical engineering biotech, life sciences field; industry experience is highly desirable.
  • Extensive experience generating and treating tumors in vivo in rodents, including survival surgical experience.
  • Experience with sterile technique, cell culture, standard cellular/molecular biological techniques.
  • Understanding, planning, coordinating and conducting complex research studies.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills; experience with MS Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate and work well in a team environment.

Skills, Abilities, and Other Requirements:

  • Proficient knowledge and skill in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Excellent oral written communication skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work conscientiously and with minimal direction, using good judgment, taking initiative to accomplish short and long-range projects, and recommend actions with minimal direction.
  • Ability to work as a team member, multi-task and be very flexible to adapt to the ever-changing work priorities and requirements of a dynamic, fast growing company.
  • Ability to lift 10-15 pounds.

Our corporate headquarters is located in Hayward, California. To learn more about us, visit our website at

At Pulse Biosciences, we are committed to providing a respectful work environment to our diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, age, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


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