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Senior Research Associate, Cell Biology

Altos Labs

Altos Labs

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 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.

For more information, see our website at

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

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced researcher in Cell Biology to join Altos Labs at the Bay Area Institute of Science.


  • Take a hands-on role in planning and executing molecular and cell biological assays, from data collection, data analysis to sharing results with internal team.
  • Test, develop and optimize assays to support our daily research activities and establish written SOPs.
  • Foster collaboration with internal groups and ensure the lab space remains organized to our standards of excellence.

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS Degree with 5 + years or Master’s Degree with 3+ years of hands on experience in life science research.
  • Good knowledge in at least one of the following fields: Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology, and Aging.
  • 3 + years’ experience in tissue culture of mammalian cell lines and/or primary cells.
  • Hands on experience in lab research techniques including DNA/RNA/protein extraction, qPCR, western blot, ELISA, and immunofluorescence staining.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and with others in a team.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in multi-color flow cytometry-based analysis and cell sorting.
  • Experience in immunofluorescence staining, light & confocal microscopy, and live cell imaging.
  • Experience in high throughput assays.
  • Ability to focus on details to produce accurate, quality work.
  • Excellent documentation skills including ELN.
  • Consistent, positive, can-do attitude and ability to complete work in a timely manner.

The salary range for Redwood City, CA:

  • Senior Research Associate: 115,600 - $156,400

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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