Principal Research Associate
Histology and Imaging Core Lab
Updated on 11/30/2023
Sana Biotechnology

201-500 employees

Engineers cells as medicines for untreatable diseases
Company Overview
Sana Biotechnology, Inc. stands out as a leading company in the cell and gene therapy industry, with a unique focus on using engineered cells as medicines to treat diseases with poor outcomes or that are currently untreatable. Their competitive edge lies in their advanced delivery technologies, their ability to differentiate pluripotent stem cells into immune-cloaked functional cells, and their commitment to scalable manufacturing solutions. The company's culture is deeply rooted in impacting patients' lives, as evidenced by their ongoing development of diverse drug candidates aimed at broadening treatment possibilities.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding





Seattle, Washington

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Lab & Research
Finance & Banking
  • BS in Biology, Bioinformatics, or Statistics
  • Strong skill set in digital imaging and image analysis
  • Hands-on experience with imaging software modules
  • Experience with routine histology stains and routine operations of a histology lab
  • Ability to multi-task and work cross-functionally with team members and team environments
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills required to manage multiple studies at different phases in parallel and track work and projects to meet timeline demands
  • Must be proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
  • Provide image analysis (digital pathology) support to meet project and company goals
  • Acquisition and analysis of histology images using slide scanners
  • Morphometric analysis of histology data using software modules
  • Follow established protocols and focus on histological techniques
  • Standard and special histochemical stains (H&E, PAS, Trichrome, etc)
  • Manual and automated immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization
  • Knowledge of histology core lab operations (equipment operations, maintenance, troubleshooting)
  • Experience with tissue collection from laboratory animal studies
  • Maintain equipment, develop and qualify new, innovative staining techniques
  • Effectively communicate and present learnings to a diverse audience
  • Train fellow scientists on the new digital pathology and workflow automation tools
  • Write SOPs
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s with HT or HTL certification and 5 years of lab experience
  • HT or HTL certification and/or basic knowledge in histology lab activities
  • Experience with trimming and processing tissues samples for routine histology endpoints
  • Knowledge of the design and conduct of laboratory animal studies
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact and work with internal project scientists, external contract labs and Study Directors
  • Experience with special staining techniques (ISH/IHC)