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Research Specialist, Light Microscopy

Altos Labs

Altos Labs

San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

Our Mission

To restore cell health and resilience through cellular rejuvenation programming to reverse disease, injury, and the disabilities that can occur throughout life.

Diversity at Altos

We believe that diverse perspectives are foundational to scientific innovation and inquiry.

We are building a company where exceptional scientists and industry leaders from around the world work side by side to advance a shared mission.

Our intentional focus is on Belonging, so that all employees know that they are valued for their unique perspectives.

At Altos, we are all accountable for sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.

Who You Are

The Specialist will work within the Light Microscopy Hub and report to the Hub Director. The Light Microscopy Hub broadly supports all imaging efforts, spanning screening, confocal, and super-resolution imaging. The Specialist will play a key role in supporting and participating in the exciting R&D initiatives at Altos Labs. The Specialist will be actively involved in Core activities with a strong focus on training, instrument maintenance and quality control, sample preparation and optimization, histology sample preparation and imaging, IHC and ISH support and imaging.

What You Will Contribute To Altos


  • Training scientists in microscope operation and sample preparation
  • Developing image analysis pipelines
  • Working with vendors to upgrade, customize and maintain instrumentation
  • Independently operating microscopes
  • Preparation of IHC/ISH samples
  • Support for automated sample tracking and data ingestio

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Biology, Chemistry, or Bioengineering
  • 5-10 years of experience in biological/medical/pharmaceutical research
  • Multiple years of experience with immunofluorescence, live cell imaging, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization
  • Highly organized and self-motivated with meticulous attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with advanced and super-resolution imaging modalities
  • Strong communication skills, with proven ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Ability to multitask and work across projects and groups
  • High level of computer literacy and ability to maintain an electronic lab notebook
  • Experience with standard image analysis software and packages

Salary range: $124,100 to $167,900


What We Want You To Know

We are a culture of collaboration and scientific freedom, and we believe in the values of diversity, inclusion and belonging to inspire innovation.

Altos Labs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Altos currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to legally required exemptions (e.g., due to a medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief).

Thank you for your interest in Altos Labs where we strive for a culture of scientific freedom, learning, and belonging.

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