Research Associate, Immunohistochemistry and Analytical Histology Research Associate In-Vivo Pharmacology

BRIS 2.041

Unity Biotechnology is seeking to hire a Research Associate to join the in the Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology team at Unity. This position will afford the successful individual an opportunity to be part of a highly motivated and engaging group of scientists searching for novel molecules to treat diseases of aging.


As part of the Unity team, you will discover and develop innovative drugs for an emerging and exciting biology, which in turn supports preclinical efforts to translate our science into a pipeline of differentiated medicines

to improve human health span by modifying diseases associated with aging and cellular senescence.


The ideal candidate should be an experienced and innovative scientist with hands on experience with in vitro models and assay automation for identification and selection of novel molecules, and a team player who synergizes with other scientists. The individual in this role will support progression of candidate molecules through the in vitro critical path. The duties of the job include experimental design and execution, analysis and QC, interpretation of data, and presentation (verbal/written) of findings to the Discovery team. The candidate will have an important role in the generation of key datasets that are critical for the declaration of clinical development candidates.


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, physiology, bioengineering or related field with 2-4 years of relevant scientific experience in academia/industry or a Master’s degree with 1-2 years of relevant experience.
  • Design and execution of quantitative human cell-based microplate assays utilizing automation/robotics and hands-on experience with human and rodent primary cells.
  • Experience with quantitative PCR, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, and multiplexed protein assays strongly preferred.
  • Direct experience in developing in vitroassays (both cellular and biochemical) to interrogate molecular target engagement and downstream physiological endpoints.
  • Curiosity, an eagerness to learn new skills and the ability to work as part of a team to meet timelines and achieve goals.
  • Exceptional communication, organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Please send resume and cover letter