Research Associate, Discovery Biology

South San Francisco, California, US
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Surrozen is a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing novel regenerative medicines with a focus on unlocking the powerful self-renewal properties of the body through specific control of the Wnt signaling pathway.

Surrozen was founded by five leading-edge scientists: K. Christopher Garcia, Ph.D., Roel Nusse, Ph.D. and Calvin Kuo, M.D., Ph.D. from Stanford University; Claudia Janda, Ph.D. from the Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology; and Hans Clevers, M.D, Ph.D. from the Hubrecht Institute and Princess Maxima Center. Each has conducted extensive research on Wnt signaling, with findings that together shape Surrozens technology.

Surrozen is seeking a creative, self-motivated individual with a passion for experimental science to join our founding team. The Discovery Biology Research Associate position is a fantastic opportunity to work on cutting edge science and take part in building an exciting, science driven company.


* Maintain mammalian cell culture and apply gene expression studies and in vitro functional assays (e.g., RT-qPCR, reporter assays, FACS analysis).

* Develop and optimize protocols for primary cell isolation including the use of FACS/MACS to isolate cells and characterize them.

* Maintain and differentiate iPSC-derived cell cultures

* Investigate gene expression in tissue samples by RT-qPCR, RNA in situ hybridization, and immunohistochemistry.


* Bachelors or masters degree in Molecular/Cell Biology, cancer or regenerative biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline with 1-4 years of hands-on research experience in either an academic lab or company setting.

* Prior experience with RT-qPCR and other basic molecular biology and biochemical techniques is required.

* Experience with mammalian cell culture and a range of histology methods is required.

* Experience with iPSC differentiation protocols and/or organoid cultures is a plus.

* _In vivo_ experience and cell isolation and characterization from tissues is a plus.

* You are highly competent at what you know, but you are also interested in learning new techniques and approaches. The ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently, to communicate effectively, and to build collaborative relationships is critical.


* We offer a dynamic startup environment and a collaborative, passionate team

* Excellent benefits, including competitive employer contributions

* Stock options

* Paid vacation, sick time and holidays

* Relocation package can be considered

* Shuttle service to/from Caltrain, BART and SSF Ferry

* State-of-the-art facility complete with bowling alley and onsite gym (see the amenities available at The Cove)