The mission of Retro Biosciences is to extend healthy human lifespan by one decade.
We are a well-funded, untraditional bio startup based in Redwood City pursuing multiple programs, including cellular reprogramming therapeutics, with the expertise in cellular reprogramming, automated single-cell -omics, and computational science. We do great science faster than academia and with more flexibility than big pharma. We’re building a team of incredibly accomplished and kind individuals who embrace our culture of rapid iteration, transparency, and versatility.
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate in molecular and cellular biology to support the development of our next generation of anti-aging therapies. The candidate will be well-organized, creative, and technically capable of executing multiple molecular and cell biology assays. This position is ideal for an individual who is entrepreneurial and eager to learn and grow exponentially within a collaborative and supportive team of scientists and engineers.
Regular culture of mammalian cells, both primary cells and cell lines
Molecular cloning, e. g. design of mammalian DNA constructs, gene cloning, and functional verifications in cell culture
Transfection of cells and downstream assays, including flow cytometry analysis, DNA and RNA purification, real-time PCR, immunofluorescent staining and imaging
Development of new assays, including but not limited to isolation of primary cells from multiple tissues, optimization of culture conditions, bioluminescence detection, FACS, tissue section and staining/imaging
Analyze and present experimental data to our internal team and collaborators
Maintain an electronic lab notebook and contribute to support documents
Regular lab organization and orders
B.S or M.S. with 2+ years post-degree research experience
Extensive experience with standard molecular and cellular biology techniques, such as mammalian cell culture and transfection, flow cytometry, PCR, immunostaining and imaging
Capable of reviewing scientific literature, distill, and communicate information with the science team
Working experience with primary tissue is a plus
Working knowledge of next generation sequencing, particularly sc-RNA seq, is a plus
Highly organized and scientifically rigorous with significant attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to work and think independently
You may be a good match for this role if
You’re energetic, adaptable, and detail-oriented
You’re intellectually curious and deeply pragmatic
You communicate openly, clearly, and proactively
You can rapidly iterate and improve in a startup environment
You have a burning desire to understand aging biology through the lens of modern data-rich measurement technologies