Research Assistant

Job Location
Cambridge, MA
Job Description


We are seeking scientists with knowledge of molecular biology and biochemistry to contribute to our efforts pertaining to fluorescent in situ sequencing (FISSEQ). You will work with cells and tissue to develop fluorescent molecular detection methods. Simultaneously, you will apply your understanding of molecular interactions between enzymes, tissue environment, hydrogels and surfaces to tackle challenges of molecule immobilization, extension, amplification and sequencing. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience and the enthusiasm to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, start-up environment.

Specific goals will include developing FISSEQ technology expand the capabilities of current methods and protocols.  These responsibilities will include development and validation of experimental protocols, organization of participation in collaborative efforts, writing and assisting with peer-reviewed publications, patent applications, and grant proposals, biological experimentation in synthetic biology and sequencing contexts, and providing guidance to multiple interdisciplinary development teams.


  • Develop and optimize methodologies for Fluorescent detection of molecules utilizing both in-vivo and in-vitro approaches;
  • Responsible for developing and optimizing FISSEQ in tissue sections and cell culture;
  • Develop protocols to facilitate rapid optimization of fixations, permeabilization and sample stability in cells and tissue;
  • Standardize FISSEQ biochemistry with an emphasis on repeatability, process streamlining and cost efficiency;
  • Conceptualize and implement technical advances related to the fixation, permeabilization, and stability of cells and tissue samples;
  • Work with a cross-functional, collaborative team to adapt for commercialization;
  • Analyze data and prepare comprehensive reports/presentations for fellow team members and management to show progress along project timelines;
  • Contribute to the company’s intellectual property portfolio by documenting results and filing for IP protection.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering or related Biological Sciences required, Master’s Degree a plus;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience, preferably in a high-throughput industrial setting;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of molecular biology protocols (IHC, ISH, NGS library construction, next generation sequencing, rna-seq, and DNA/RNA/protein sequence analysis), automatic liquid handling, and technology development;
  • Hands-on experience with cutting edge DNA sequencing and molecular analysis techniques
  • Hands-on experience with in-situ molecular biology protocols (IHC and/or ISH);
  • Demonstrated experience in taking basic research through to product development and/or technology transfer is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of computing software for DNA analysis, as well as working knowledge in statistical methods;
  • Basic software scripting (i.e: Python) experience a plus;
  • A high level of commitment and a track record of quality work, with attention to detail.
About Our Organization

ReadCoor is leading the next generation of omics by delivering the first panomic spatial sequencing platform to the global audience of researchers, clinicians, pharma and diagnostics companies, and ultimately patients. It is accomplishing this with Fluorescent In-situ Sequencing (FISSEQ), a fundamental new technology, which simultaneously integrates high-throughput sequencing and three-dimensional morphometric analysis. This uniquely powerful platform will revolutionize the next phase in understanding the panomic landscape and introduce vast new opportunities for important and meaningful clinical insight.

EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Readcoor, Inc. is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.


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