Our mission is to extend the healthy human lifespan by one decade.
We are a well-funded, untraditional bio startup based in Redwood City. We believe the deeper, underlying causes of age-related diseases are the untreated mechanisms of aging itself. By focusing on the cellular drivers of aging, Retro will design therapeutics eventually capable of multi-disease prevention. Our main programs are in autophagy, blood plasma-inspired therapeutics, and epigenetic reprogramming. We’re building a mission-driven team of accomplished and kind individuals who embrace our startup culture of rapid iteration, transparency, and versatility.
We have an open position for an experienced In Vivo Research Associate / Senior Research Associate to establish and support a range of activities enabling our in vivo research and clinical development.
Perform basic and advanced biomethods including blood collections and dose administration
Establish and perform physical and behavioral assays (Y-maze, open field etc.)
Perform tissue collections and processing
Assist or perform sterile surgical procedures
Participate in experimental design and planning, colony management and breeding programs.
Assist in analyzing and interpreting the data
Assist in general lab management as needed – lab stock, chemical inventory, safety records, reviewing and writing operating procedures and study protocols
BS degree in biology, veterinary science, or a related field (or equivalent experience)
3+ years of performing a variety of in vivo experiments involving rodents
Experience breeding and maintaining rodent colonies
Experience managing and supporting a research lab
Certifications: ALAT, LAT, LATG and/or RVT
Surgical assisting and/or working knowledge of aseptic technique, rodent anesthesia/analgesia
Experience running behavioral assays in rodents.
You may be a good match for this role if:
You are conscientious, observant, detail-oriented, and take excellent notes
You can balance multiple priorities, appreciate the big picture, and solve problems
You embrace the process of adapting to new and changing situations in a startup environment
You are happy to jump in and help with any task that comes your way and enjoys working on a team
Are committed to maintaining high standards for animal welfare