Research Associate, Biophysics

San Diego, California

Company Description

Quantum-Si is pioneering a new generation of technology to create the market of Next Generation Protein Sequencing (NGPS). Similar to Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS), which gave us a blueprint of what could happen by studying our DNA, NGPS enables an unbiased view of the proteome through improved scale, resolution, and sensitivity leading to better understanding of disease and improved general health. 

We operate at the intersection of biochemistry, chemistry, hardware, molecular biology, photonics, semiconductor chips, and software with a goal to drive a digital transformation of a $44 billion dollar proteomics market.

Join us on the journey to transform healthcare, motivated by the idea that the products you work on will change the lives of millions of people around the world.

Job Description:

This position will play a key role in developing Quantum-Si’s sequencing technology and optimizing the associated procedures and protocols. The candidate will work closely with our experts in biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and engineering. This position is hands-on and requires operating in a fast-paced working environment.

As part of our team, your core responsibilities will be: 

  • Help setup, organize, and design a new R&D site for single-molecule biochemistry and product development.
  • Conduct and design experiments for novel assay development and single-molecule based applications for our core technology.
  • Prepare, analyze, and discuss experimental data in support of a major research initiative or workflow development program.
  • Support senior scientists as part of a collaborative, team driven environment.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, potentially involving protein chemistry, single-molecule characterization, assay development, bioconjugation and other related disciplines.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, analytical, communication, and presentation skills



Baseline skills/experiences/attributes:

  • B.S. or M.S. in physics, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field.
  • 1-3 years of hands-on lab experience (industry experience is a plus).
  • Extensive experience in creating and optimizing protocols, manipulating small samples, and operating analytical instruments.
  • Outstanding bench skills, meticulous attention to detail, and excellent record keeping is a must.
  • Strong trouble shooting and problem-solving skills are critical to excel in this position.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.


You Deeply Identify with Core Quantum-Si Values:

  • Team:  We are stronger as a unit and collectively committed to the goal and each other.
  • Accountability:  Be accountable to the goal, the team and yourself.
  • Passion:  We are enthusiastic and dedicated to expanding scientific understanding and its impact.
  • Excellence:  Be aggressive and have a sense of urgency but take pride in each task taken on.
  • Transparency:  We align as an organization and communicate success and challenge.
  • Competitive:  We do not fear but learn from making mistakes.  We play to win!
  • Diversity:  Each individual regardless of role makes a difference and impacts our progress.


Additional Information

We offer great perks: 

  • Fully covered medical insurance plan, and dental & vision coverage - as a health-tech company, we place great worth on our teams’ well-being
  • Competitive salaried compensation - we value our employees and show it 
  • Equity - we want every employee to be a stakeholder
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits - we make your commute more reasonable 
  • Free onsite meals + kitchen stocked with snacks.
  • 401k plan - we facilitate your retirement goals
  • Beautiful office in the heart of San Diego
  • The opportunity to build a revolutionary healthcare product and save millions of lives! 

For this role, we provide visa assistance for qualified candidates. 

Quantum-Si does not accept agency resumes.

Quantum-Si is an E-Verify and equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.