Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Calico Labs
South San Francisco, California
Sep 14, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Molecular and Cellular Physiology​


Who we are:

Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan, and to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.

Position description:

Calico is seeking an Research Associate/Senior Research Associate who is excited to be part of a research team focused on translational research in integrated physiology and metabolism. The role will include molecular biology and cloning, biochemistry, cell/tissue/organotypic cultures, viral production and use, and tissue harvesting and processing for various histological and molecular biological analyses. The successful candidate will need to be detail-oriented, highly organized, flexible in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities, capable of adopting new technologies, and have great time-management skills.

Position requirements:

  • Ph.D. or BS/MS with minimum 3 years of relevant lab experience in cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry or a related discipline
  • Need to possess quantitative and analytical skills, ability in rigorous design and implementation of new technologies, and have excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative, solve problems in the lab, and carry projects to completion
  • Must be capable of working independently, but also an effective team player and enthusiastic collaborator in a cross-functional environment
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture/stable cell line generation, molecular biology (DNA/RNA prep, PCR, molecular cloning, etc.), biochemistry (Western blotting, ELISA, etc.), immunohistochemistry and RNA in situ hybridization, microscopy (bright field, fluorescence and/or confocal), and tissue harvest and processing for histology, molecular biology, and biochemistry
  • Additional desired experiences include primary cell and tissue culture, organotypic/spheroid culture, FACS analysis and cell sorting, general animal husbandry and surgery, and virus production and use (adenovirus and/or lentivirus)