Cellular Longevity, Inc., dba Loyal, is developing drugs to extend dog lifespan and healthspan. Loyal was founded in October 2019. We aim to build a consumer-friendly brand around a series of deeply technical products. We are building a consumer-first pharmaceutical company.
Loyal is backed by top deep tech & consumer investors and is based in San Francisco, CA. Loyal is founded and run by a female, first-gen CEO.
About the role
We are hiring for Special Projects, Aging Biology. You will work closely with our VP, Aging Biology Michael LaCroix-Fralish and CEO Celine Halioua to incubate new projects and diligence ultra-early ideas.
This is a great role for a trained scientist who wants to use the scientific frameworks they've built during their scientific training to run on various projects related to translational aging. You will go zero to one on scientific areas of interest. You will use your creativity and scientific rigor to quickly break down opportunities in the aging space. You will take loose concepts from our team and quickly prioritize opportunities. The successful hire will have a significant impact on the future of Loyal. This is a combined operations x scientist role
Your day to day may include...
Work with the leadership team on making their ideas reality (or killing them)
Diving into a novel area of biology's literature
Making and presenting slides
Reading patents, working with our IP team to proactively file
Identifying and nurturing potential partnerships
If a project gets far enough, helping build a team around it
Who you are
PhD or equivalent in a life sciences discipline
Preference to previous experience in an operational role, leading a team, or startup
Comfortable with diving into areas you may know little about and quickly building competency
Strong writing and deck making skills
Strong personality, confident pushing against the ‘hierarchy’
Independent worker with high internal quality bar
Reasons you may not like this role
It is likely that you will get pulled into different projects and teams unpredictably
You may spend time on a project that ends up getting de-prioritized for unrelated reasons
We are ~30 people - startup early adolescence - and experiencing the requisite growing pains
You will kill more projects than you see through
Loyal is based in SF; remote OK
Full coverage health insurance, learning budget, gym budget, spa/meals/house cleaning budget
The Fundamentality of Health | Good health is critical to every other human (and animal!) experience. We believe health is a fundamental right and are dedicating our lives to maximizing health and developing better medicines for the worst diseases.
Truth Seeking & Feedback Loops | Uniquely in biology, there is a predetermined truth of whether a specific drug will work or not — we just have to catch up with biology! We seek out this truth and do not shy away from inconvenient truths. This holds for personal development too: we are always searching for feedback loops and embody a perpetual growth mindset.
Morality & Empathy | We are developing medicines that may one day be given to a living animal, medicines that if designed badly could hurt that animal instead of help. This is a huge responsibility and should be respected as such. Our work needs to adhere to the strictest moral code and always integrate empathy for the patient.
Transparency | We believe full transparency in thoughts, opinions, intentions, and actions (both good ones and mistakes) is a better way to build a business and work together.
Kindness | Great business(wo)men do not need to be ruthless — you can execute excellently with kindness.