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Scientist, In Vivo Skeletal Muscle Studies

Altos Labs

Altos Labs

San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Our Mission

Our mission is to restore cell health and resilience through cell rejuvenation to reverse disease, injury, and the disabilities that can occur throughout life.

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Our Value

Our Single Altos Value: Everyone Owns Achieving Our Inspiring Mission.

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.

What You Will Contribute To Altos

The P. Muñoz-Cánoves Laboratory is excited to be recruiting experienced cellular and molecular biologists or biochemists who are passionate about using their wet lab expertise to unravel the biology of aging in the context of tissue rejuvenation programming and tissue communication to help translate these findings into impactful new treatments. Specifically, someone familiar with skeletal muscle aging and sarcopenia will be greatly valued.

The successful candidate will work alongside a multidisciplinary team of scientists to integrate knowledge across a wide range of experiments and investigate tissue aging, tissue communication, and reprogramming in vivo.


  • Engage in ground-breaking and innovative science.
  • Develop project-specific experimental strategies, techniques, and procedures.
  • Carry out research projects in collaboration with the principal investigator and senior scientists.
  • Contribute to writing and dissemination of research results.
  • Support and manage internal/external collaborations in multidisciplinary projects.
  • Assist with training wet lab and core facility members including technicians.
  • Responsible for helping PI train lab members, including scientists and technicians.
  • Contribute to writing and dissemination of research results.

Who You Are

We seek different scientific profiles to join the group. Minimum requirements for the Scientist role include:

  • PhD in life sciences and highly competitive scientific publications record.
  • Hands-on experience in skeletal muscle studies in vivo
  • Hands-on experience in biochemistry and metabolic/metabolome studies
  • Excellent computer and data mining skills, including advanced proficiency with Google apps, Excel, and vector graphic applications to produce documents and manage projects.
  • Excellent professional writing skills and the ability to attune through writing and presentations to various audiences, including senior executives through entry-level employees.
  • Problem-solving skills sufficient to identify issues, conduct research and develop innovative solutions.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with a broad range of people, including staff colleagues, lab members, faculty, outside agencies and collaborators, and the community.
  • Demonstrated high productivity and ability to complete work on time.
  • Ability to organize work and set priorities.
  • Ability to focus on details to produce accurate, quality work driven by deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and with others in a team.
  • Strengths in dealing with ambiguity.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with strong training in the following fields are preferred:

  • Hands-on experience in skeletal muscle, aging, sarcopenia in vivo
  • Molecular biology techniques, including recombinant viral vectors.
  • Prior experience with animal handling, including disease models, is a plus.
  • Comprehensive and solid experience in general molecular biology and cell culture techniques
  • Experience in cell/tissue reprogramming
  • Hands-on experience in metabolism, including metabolome and skeletal muscle/adipose/liver tissue metabolism
  • Single-cell analysis of animal tissues
  • Stem cell biology and prior experience with animal models are a plus

The salary range for San Diego, CA:

  • Scientist I: $111,350 - $150,650
  • Scientist II: $131,000 - $183,750
  • Senior Scientist I: $147,000 - $240,000

Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.


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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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