Wearable and At-Home protein monitoring with silicon photonic chips

Associate Research Scientist

Greater Boston area
Job Type
Any (new grads ok)
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Michael Dubrovsky
Michael Dubrovsky

About the role

SiPhox, a Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator-backed startup, is commercializing next-generation diagnostics and label-free proteomics using Silicon Photonics, a platform technology for optics miniaturization that has revolutionized the data center industry over the last two decades. SiPhox's technology provides the power of large laboratory instruments in a handheld device that accepts disposable silicon photonic chip sensors.

SiPhox is looking for an Associate Research Scientist to participate in silicon chip-based lateral flow-like immunoassay development for a variety of applications.


  • Immunoassay development and validation
  • Development of antibody to nanoparticle conjugations
  • Reagent QC (DLS, ELISA, electrophoresis, BCA)
  • Usage of standard research equipment such as NanoDrop, incubators, autoclaves, centrifuges etc.
  • Collect basic study data through monitoring devices and maintain daily logs/basic records of methodologies and test results.
  • With supervision, summarize data and interpret results using descriptive statistics and basic hypothesis testing.
  • May write standard operating procedures for documentation and make informal presentations of these procedures to others in the lab
  • Perform literature searches and library investigations as they relate to the research and/or as assigned.


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Life Science, Chemistry or a related scientific field required
  • Basic lab experience is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed, including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Should be comfortable summarizing and reporting results to researchers
  • Must be trained in hands-on equipment maintenance
  • Exhibit a demonstrated commitment to exceeding quality standards I.e. exceptional commitment to producing accurate and high-quality work
  • Strong organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, and practiced documentation skills are required
  • Must possess an awareness of basic safety issues as well as the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment

Why you should join SiPhox

Wearable and At-Home protein monitoring with silicon photonic chips

Team Size:15
Location:Burlington, MA
Michael Dubrovsky
Michael Dubrovsky
Diedrik Vermeulen
Diedrik Vermeulen