Research Associate, Embryologist/Animal Technologist

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Our Mission

To restore cell health and resilience through cellular rejuvenation programming to reverse disease, injury, and the disabilities that can occur throughout life. For more information, see our website at

Diversity at Altos

We believe that diverse perspectives are foundational to scientific innovation and inquiry. We are building a company where exceptional scientists and industry leaders from around the world work side by side to advance a shared mission. Our intentional focus is on Belonging, so that all employees know that they are valued for their unique perspectives. At Altos, we are all accountable for sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.

What You Will Contribute To Altos

The successful candidate will join us as an Embryologist/Animal Technologist Research Associate at Altos Labs Cambridge Institute of Science as part of our In Vivo Models innovation hub, reporting to the Chief of Scientific Operations. This is a hands-on role that will provide technical support to several projects undertaken at Altos Labs Cambridge Institute, as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary company, and will work closely with our Research Specialists. This is a full-time position with opportunities for further training and professional development The post-holder will:
  • Support the operation of a state-of-the-art embryology laboratory that deals with all stages of preimplantation/post implantation mouse embryos.
  • Assist in the generation of mouse fibroblasts
  • Support the Altos community by providing the above materials as required
  • Providing schedules/study plans to the vivarium.
  • Write SOPs and risk assessments
  • Liaise with vendors and suppliers, purchase consumables and maintain laboratory stock.
  • Contribute to writing and dissemination of research results as necessary.
Who You Are The candidate should have a proven track record of working with In vivo models. The successful candidate will demonstrate sound theoretical knowledge of the discipline with the ability to troubleshoot these processes and ideally have first-hand practical experience. The candidate should be able to work both independently and collaboratively with researchers and other members of the Innovation hubs and core facilities at CI. The candidate should have experience in:
  • Ordering mice for work schedules
  • Working within general guidelines of (ASPA)
  • Specific breeding protocols
They must have:
  • A UK Home Office PIL
  • Micromanipulation expertise
  • Embryo transfer surgery
  • Great enthusiasm to take on new techniques using the equipment provided
  • Transient dissections
  • Archiving
  • IVF
Minimum Qualifications
  • Up to date Home Office Personal License (PIL) that permits surgery
  • IAT/HNC in animal technology or equivalent experience or degree

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