Scientist/Senior Scientist in Cell Biology

Retro Biosciences

Retro Biosciences

51-200 employees

Develops therapies to extend healthy human lifespan


$120,000 - $160,000



San Carlos, CA, USA

  • PhD in cell biology or related discipline with post-doctoral or industry experience
  • Extensive experience with lysosome and autophagy biology
  • Experience handling rodents and working with models of lysosomal accumulation, including neurodegeneration
  • Hands-on experience in the development, optimization, and execution of cellular assays, applying multiple techniques including primary cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, flow cytometry, and Western and multiplexing technologies
  • Ability to learn and embrace new technologies quickly, work independently, multi-task, and manage shifting priorities
  • Energetic, detail-oriented, intellectually curious, and deeply pragmatic
  • Burning desire to understand aging biology through the lens of modern data-rich measurement technologies
  • Develop in vitro and in vivo assays for assessing lysosome function, autophagic flux, and pathways related to accumulation diseases
  • Develop overexpression, knock-in, and knock-out cell lines using CRISPR and viral approaches
  • Provide scientific insights and in-depth data interpretation to inform decision-making within the research team
  • Serve as a technical expert in resolving technical and workflow issues, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations; interact with other departments as necessary to plan and expedite project objectives
  • Perform a wide range of functional cell-based assays including but not limited to quantitative molecular biology, cell imaging, and mechanism of action studies
  • Work both independently and in close collaboration to generate high-quality data in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Stay current with relevant scientific literature and implement new techniques or practices to improve quality and efficiency

Retro Biosciences stands out due to its ambitious mission to extend healthy human lifespan by a decade, leveraging cutting-edge techniques such as cellular reprogramming, autophagy, and plasma-inspired therapeutics. The company's competitive edge lies in its unique focus on these advanced biotechnologies, positioning it as a leader in the longevity industry. Its culture promotes scientific exploration and discovery, fostering an environment that encourages employees to push the boundaries of current knowledge and technology.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth