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Stem Cell Scientist



Alameda, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Science is developing technologies for a range of serious unmet medical needs. We are unafraid to take difficult technical risks, secure in the knowledge that with a clear understanding of what we are doing and with support from powerful modern tools, more progress is possible than might be immediately obvious. Regardless of role or team, the two most important factors we look for in a candidate are evidence of exceptional ability and the addition of positive energy to the group. As a small, very early stage team in a largely unstructured environment, the ability to independently orient yourself to the problems that need to be solved and then follow through is essential.

Science is looking for stem cell scientists enthusiastic about developing new therapeutics on the interface of regenerative medicine and brain-computer interfaces. Candidates can look forward to helping set up and scale a focused research program in collaboration with a world-class team of scientists and engineers with diverse technical backgrounds. Ideal candidates will have expertise in human iPS cells, genome editing techniques, direct differentiation protocols, or neural organoids.

Role responsibilities:

  • Apply expertise in human iPS cells to develop new differentiation protocols to produce cells that meet design specifications
  • Work with scientists and engineers to develop protocols for cell interfacing and transplantation
  • Work with engineers to develop automation for large-scale production and differentiation of human iPS cells
  • Collaborate with the technical team to help develop in vitro systems to model the company’s translational needs

Key qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of hands on experience with human iPS cells, organoids, and/or modern cell biology / molecular genetics techniques
  • A track record of excellence in your field as demonstrated by publications, patents, success with commercialization or translation, or other notable achievements
  • Expertise in growing and reprogramming human induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Expertise in genetic manipulation of human cells including viral transduction, CRISPR based gene editing, etc
  • Excellent communication skills, thrives working collaboratively
  • Things that don’t seem impossible at face value are boring

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise in flow cytometry techniques
  • Experience with high-throughput screening and high-content imaging
  • Experience working with neural cells
  • Experience with immunofluorescence and fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • Experience with whole genome sequencing
  • Experience with performing and/or analyzing single-cell sequencing experiments

Salary/Pay Range:

For individuals hired to work in California, Science is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. We determine your level based on your interview performance and make an offer based on geo-located salary bands. The base salary range for this full-time position is $120,000 - $150,000 annually + equity + benefits. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please keep in mind that the equity portion of the offer is not included in these numbers.


At Science, our benefits are in place to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible vacation and company-paid holidays
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided
  • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical leave
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Science
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)

Science Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work.

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Science will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.