Lead Cell Biologist

San Francisco, California
Salary, equity, and health benefits
Jul 05, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Lead Cell Biologist at Fountain Therapeutics

Fountain Therapeutics is a biotech company that is developing cell-based assays as tools to screen for therapeutic modulators of biologic aging. We have healthy levels of venture backed funding and we will launch in the summer of 2018 in San Francisco.  We are looking for a motivated and talented person to fill a key role in the founding team as the Lead Cell Biologist.


Key Responsibilities and Job Functions

-This role will lead the biologic aspects of assay development in establishing the pipeline for FACS purifying and culturing primary cells from mouse and human tissue and preparing them for imaging analysis. 

-This role will work closely with lead computational biologists and data scientists to develop image-based screen of cellular function.

-Design and conduct experiments and supervise technicians.

-Troubleshoot aspects of tissue dissociation, cell isolation, cell culture, treatment, and staining procedures.

-Be an active and engaged team member with biologists, technicians, data engineers, and data scientists.


Qualifications and Skills

-PhD in cell biology or a related field with a publication record as evidence of productivity.

-Laboratory and technical experience in industry or academic setting in:

     -Isolating and culturing primary cells from mouse tissue.

     -Operating FACS instrumentation (such as a BD FACS Aria).

     -Performing immuno- and chemical- staining on cultured cells.

     -Operating microscopy and imaging equipment (e.g. confocal microscope, high content imagers).

     -Acquiring high quality image data.

     -Handling and conducting experiments with mice (such as IP injections and tissue dissection)

     -Not required but a significant plus: experience in computational biology, coding, and data handling (such as developing automated image processing and segmentation pipelines).

-The ideal candidate is energetic and able to adapt to and shape a dynamic environment and is eligible to work in the United States.


What we offer you.

We will offer very competitive salary, stock options, and benefits package based on relevant qualifications.

We offer the opportunity to be a founding team member and to have and to shape your own significant role in a startup in the rapidly expanding sector of aging therapeutics.