Scientist/Sr Scientist - Immunology

Redwood City, CA /
Partial Reprogramming /
The mission of Retro Biosciences is to extend healthy human lifespan by one decade.

We are a well-funded, untraditional bio startup based in Redwood City pursuing multiple programs, including cellular reprogramming therapeutics. We do great science faster than academia and with more flexibility than big pharma. We’re building a team of incredibly accomplished and kind individuals who embrace our culture of rapid iteration, transparency, and versatility.

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative Scientist or Senior Scientist with deep expertise in immunology, specifically the adaptive immune system to support the development of the next generation of rejuvenated cell therapies.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Design and implement from scratch complex experiments with scientific rationale and methods
    • Shape strategic plans, drive timelines and achievements, and coordinate tasks across multiple collaborative projects
    • Work with internal teams to design and apply cellular strategies to rejuvenate immune cells
    • Perform in vitro and in vivo assays to test immune cell function 
    • Collaborate with colleagues to advance our internal programs
    • Analyze and present experimental data to our internal team and collaborators
    • Maintain an electronic lab notebook and contribute to support documentation

Ideal Qualifications

    • PhD, MD, or equivalent in immunology, cell biology, or related discipline with at least two years of postdoctoral training
    • Proven track record high-impact publications in top tier journals
    • Recognized proficiency related to characterization of primary T cells, including cytotoxicity assays, cell proliferation assays and phenotypic characterization
    • Experience with animals models for cancer immunotherapy
    • Deep understanding of adaptive immunity including T cell, B cell, myeloid or dendritic cell biology
    • Highly organized and scientifically rigorous with significant attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to work and think independently

You may be a good match for this role if

    • You’re energetic, adaptable, and detail-oriented
    • You’re intellectually curious and deeply pragmatic
    • You communicate openly, clearly, and proactively
    • You can rapidly iterate and improve in a startup environment
    • You have a burning desire to understand aging biology through the lens of modern data-rich measurement technologies

Our leadership team is a group of mission-driven, kind, and thoughtful individuals. We take pride in evolving a work environment that fosters collaboration, open communication, and authenticity. We believe that great results are best delivered by a highly creative group working in concert. We offer competitive pay, health benefits, lunch daily, snacks and more!