Skip to main content

This job has expired

Senior Research Associate/Principal Research Associate, Molecular & Cell Biology

Calico LLC
San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
May 28, 2023

View more

Who we are:
Calico (Calico Life Sciences LLC) is an Alphabet-founded research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies and model systems to increase our understanding of the biology that controls human aging. Calico will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Calico's highly innovative technology labs, its commitment to curiosity-driven discovery science, and, with academic and industry partners, its vibrant drug-development pipeline, together create an inspiring and exciting place to catalyze and enable medical breakthroughs.

Position description:

Calico is seeking Senior Research Associate/Principal Research Associate candidates who are excited to be part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on dissecting causal events in the cellular aging process, using yeast as a model system in the laboratory of Dan Gottschling (see publications here). Successful candidates must have a passion for bench work and be adroit at performing a variety of biological methods with exceptional competence and attention to detail.

Position responsibilities:
  • Employ modern molecular biology techniques, nucleic acid preparation/isolation; yeast cell culturing, strain construction and micro-dissection; FACS analysis; fluorescence microscopy.
  • Develop and implement high throughput screening on a variety of platforms including robotic handling, FACS, microscopy.
  • Work independently and with a team.
  • Some lab management organization/maintenance (5-10% time).

Position requirements:
  • MS degree + 2 years work experience (or equivalent - PhD not required) in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, bioengineering or related field.
  • Proficient in DNA cloning techniques and experience in microbiology.
  • Adept at problem solving in the lab.
  • Interest and ability to learn new methods as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; be able to productively interact within and outside of Calico.
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be willing to work onsite at least four days a week.

Additional preferred skills:
  • Experience working with budding yeast - cerevisiae .
  • Experience with protein preparation/isolation.
  • Ability to code in python, R or similar programming.
  • Familiarity with running high throughput screening platforms.

The estimated base salary range for this role is $119,000 - $147,000. Actual pay will be based on a number of factors including experience and qualifications. This position is also eligible for two annual cash bonuses.

Calico requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Calico will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert