Scientist, CRISPR Screening

Our Mission
Altos Labs is a new biotechnology company focused on cellular rejuvenation programming to restore cell health and resilience, with the goal of reversing disease to transform medicine.

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What We Want You to Know
We want our employees to bring their whole selves to work and be recognized for the talents, perspectives, and unique life and career experiences they bring. We are a culture of collaboration and scientific freedom, and we believe in the values of diversity, inclusion and belonging to spur innovation.

What You Will Contribute to Altos
An exciting opportunity is available for a Scientist to join Altos Labs at our Bay Area Institute of Science. You will work in a highly collaborative, innovative and intellectually stimulating environment to tackle key questions in aging and injury associated changes of brain functions.


  • Engage in ground-breaking and innovative science with a group of talented scientists.
  • Design and carry out research projects in collaboration with colleagues, outside agencies and collaborators. 
  • Use CRISPR-based platforms to perform genome-wide screening to identify genes and pathways important for the activation of microglia and maintenance of brain functions.
  • Develop project-specific experimental strategies, techniques, and procedures.
  • Mentor and train research associate(s).
  • Contribute to writing and dissemination of research results.

Who You Are 
Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in the Life Sciences or other relevant discipline. 
  • Documented record of professional achievement in the form of impactful publications. 
  • Excellent understanding of Innate Immunity, Neuroinflammation, and/or Glia-neuron Interactions.
  • Strong experience conducting high throughput screening using CRISPR-based functional assays.
  • Expertise in cell/molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including primary and cell line culture, qPCR, western blots, and ELISA-based assays.
  • Excellent professional presenting skills and the ability to attune to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent computer skills, including advanced proficiency MS Office, and Prism GraphPad or equivalent graphic skills.
  • 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, outside agencies and collaborators, and the community.
  • Ability to organize work and set priorities.
  • Ability to focus on details to produce accurate, quality work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral or equivalent industrial experience. 
  • Experience with flow cytometry.
  • Experience with multi-omics analyses and/or treatment of in vivo disease models.


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