Scientist/Senior Scientist - Liver Biology and Pathology

Redwood City, CA /
Partial Reprogramming /
/ On-site
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, with the expertise in cellular reprogramming, automated single-cell -omics, and computational science. 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 senior research scientistin Liver Pathology to contribute to our rejuvenation therapies. The candidate will be experienced in liver physiology and pathology, in vitro and in vivo modeling of liver healthy and diseased conditions. This position is ideal for an individual who is entrepreneurial and dedicated to improving human health.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Lead the conceptual design, development and execution of in vitro functional assays specifically for our targeted liver conditions;
    • Development and maintenance of disease animal models;
    • Lead the design and execution of in vivo protocols and evaluation of liver pathology, with resourceful support from multiple other groups; 
    • Involved in highly collaborative work, such as in vivo gene delivery, HTP screening, NGS, machine learning, and platform automation;
    • Analyze, summarize and present experimental data to the internal team and collaborators;
    • Maintain an electronic lab notebook and contribute to support documents;
    • Regular lab organization and orders


    • PhD research in liver physiology and pathology, in vitro and in vivo modeling of liver conditions; 3+ years of post-degree research experience highly preferred;
    • Scientifically rigorous with significant attention to detail;
    • Working knowledge of clinical trials is a plus;
    • Working experience with cellular reprogramming, and NGS, particularly scRNA-seq, is a plus;
    • Collaborative, good communication skills and always ready to learn new technologies; 
    • Highly organized, good planning skills, both at strategy level and  into technical details 

You may be a good match for this role if

    • You have a burning desire to improve human health through cellular rejuvenation
    • 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