ClearLight Biotechnologies is an early stage startup that is developing a refined biological approach and an automated instrumentation platform based on the CLARITY lipid-clearing technique developed by founder, Karl Deisseroth MD PhD and colleagues at Stanford University. This technique enables the transformation of tissue into a nanoporous, hydrogel-hybridized form that is crosslinked to a three-dimensional network of hydrophilic polymers. The process produces a fully assembled, intact tissue, which is permeable to macromolecules and optically transparent, thus allowing for robust three-dimensional imaging of subcellular components (DNA, RNA and protein) and analysis of heterogeneous cellular interactions within the microenvironment of a tissue. This technology and platform, paired with proprietary 3D image analysis software, will enable more accurate analysis and assessment of normal and diseased tissue.

Job Title: Scientist
Location: Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Duration: We are seeking qualified candidates with a client project that is anticipated for a 3-month probationary period. Employee position with benefits including healthcare during probation. If probation period successful, permanent position will be offered.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a desire to work in a fast-paced small startup environment.


  • Ph.D. in immunology/molecular biology or related field with 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Confocal microscopy and/or multiplex digital pathology platforms experience.
  • Strong background in immunohistochemistry and multiplex immunofluorescence.


  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Strong molecular biology skills are required.
  • At least 3 years of experience with immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence is required.
  • Strong microscopy skills, including experience with confocal and digital pathology platforms is preferred.
  • Biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience with an emphasis in cancer biology is a plus.
  • Staff management experience is a plus.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, cross-functional, and innovative research environment is required.
  • As this position will be interacting with internal and external personnel, strong communication, presentation, writing and computer skills are required.
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational, and record-keeping skills is required.
  • Qualified candidates must be flexible and interested in learning new techniques and skills in accordance with the research program needs.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional environments as well as the potential to manage scientist/research associate level staff.
  • Ability to contribute to scientific publications and patent applications as necessary.

ClearLight Biotechnologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, religion, color, disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Any applicant with a mental or physical disability who requires an accommodation during the application process should contact Maria Hurst at to request such an accommodation.

Please forward a cover letter and resume to:

Analysis can be performed for select biomarkers, please contact us to find out if your target of interest is one of them. Imaging is currently performed on select fields of view instead of the entire sample.

Submission Guidelines

Tissue Sample Requirements: