Scientist - Biology

Translucence is a rapidly growing research-focused biotech leading the revolution in histology from thin tissue sections to whole organ 3D visualization and machine learning-enabled quantification. We are looking for a Scientist to work within our Biology group to develop state-of-the-art next-generation histology assays. Tasks will include optimizing whole-tissue staining, clearing and imaging protocols, generating novel computational analysis routines and summarizing results for publication or reporting.

The Scientist will lead research efforts on various projects, designing experiments, generating timelines and executing experiments and data analyses in a timely manner. This position reports directly to the scientific leadership team and the employee will work with a diverse group of researchers across multiple disciplines. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of scientific productivity, creativity and rigor. Strong organizational and communication skills will be critical for success in the role. The ideal candidate will have strong computational and bioinformatics experience.

If you are interested in developing state-of-the-art assays, enjoy creating new tools, and would like to work in a team-oriented environment, please apply. We are located in a research park next to UC Irvine. Irvine is in Orange County, California, where a growing hub for biotech startups is situated and it is close to amazing food, biking/hiking trails and beaches. This position is ideal for a recent Ph.D. graduate or postdoc interested in making an impact on scientific knowledge by contributing to development of exciting new tools to expediate and enrich the way scientific discoveries are made across multiple disciplines.


  • Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience, Immunology, Oncology or other biology discipline
  • Extensive biological imaging experience, ideally with tissue clearing methods and light
    sheet microscopy
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative image analysis
  • Computational skills, including experience with Python
  • Proven ability to operate in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • Embrace our customer-centric, science-driven collaborative culture
  • Embrace our customer-centric, science-driven collaborative culture
  • Design, perform, analyze and rigorously document experiments
  • Lead research projects and coordinate activities of research associatesPerform computational and bioinformatic analyses of anatomics data sets
  • Present data to clients, internal research teams and management
  • Communicate findings in publications, posters and conference presentations
  • Manage collaborations with industry and academic partners
  • Assist with writing manuscripts, reports, grant applications and patent filings

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume

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