Sr Scientist, Biophysics

San Diego - Headquarters Research and Development Regular Full Time
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At Element Biosciences, we are passionate about our mission to empower the scientific community with more freedom and flexibility to accelerate our collective impact on humanity. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow, and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment. We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Biophysics Scientist to join our Research and Development organization to advance development of multi-omic products. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in biophysics, with a strong background in Matlab and python code development, exceptional analytical skills, and a proven track record in statistical analysis for biological applications. Experience with AI based approaches is considered a significant advantage. The candidate should also have hands-on experience in experimental benchwork with a focus on biophysics, physical chemistry, and single molecule techniques. Proficiency with instrumentation, particularly microscopy, is highly advantageous for the role.

If you possess the following and want to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to explore this role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute assays and improve multi-omic analysis, with a focus on applying analytical techniques to understand complex biological systems. Experimentation should be both independent, and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Utilize advanced skills in Matlab and/or Python code development to implement computational models, algorithms, and simulation for data analysis and image processing.
  • Employ highly recursive experimental approaches to problem-solve and advance techniques and applications.
  • Apply robust statistical methods of data analysis to analyze and draw conclusions about experimental data.

Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Biophysics, Physics, Physical Chemistry, or a related field, plus a minimum of three years industry experience.
  • Postdoctoral experience in biophysics research with a strong publication track record demonstrating expertise.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing and developing Matlab and/or Python based scripts and pipelines.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical methods, data analytics. Experience in AI/ML based approaches a plus.
  • Strong experimental skills including experience with biological systems, microscopy, and single-molecule techniques.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to work effectively independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.


  • San Diego, CA


  • N/A

Job Type:

  • Full-time, Exempt

Base Compensation Pay Range:

  • $126,000 - $165,000

In addition to base compensation noted above, you will be eligible for stock options, discretionary annual bonus, no cost health insurance plans, 401k with company match, and flexible paid time off. 

Please note: Base compensation will depend on multiple factors, including geographic location, qualifications, and experience. 

We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.