Our Mission

Our mission is to restore cell health and resilience through cell rejuvenation to reverse disease, injury, and the disabilities that can occur throughout life.

For more information, see our website at altoslabs.com.

Our Value

Our Single Altos Value: Everyone Owns Achieving Our Inspiring Mission.

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 Altos Institute of Medicine will capture knowledge generated about cell health and programming and develop transformative medicines. We are seeking a highly experienced senior scientist, drug product development, to join the Technical Operations team within the Institute of Medicine. The candidate will work in a highly dynamic and cross-functional environment that will have close collaboration with the Institutes of Science and span multiple therapeutic areas. The successful candidate will lead drug development and manufacturing for Altos’ small molecule and oligonucleotide programs.


  • Lead drug product formulation, process development and manufacturing for small molecule and oligonucleotide therapeutics and support drug product development for other modalities
  • Establish internal drug product development capabilities to support nonclinical studies
  • Manage Contract Manufacturing Organizations to deliver products for nonclinical studies and clinical trials 
  • Foster strong partnerships with Institutes of Science, development sciences, clinical, regulatory, program management, science integrations, business development, legal and finance
  • Ensure material specifications, process capabilities, yields, and manufacturing and scale-up strategies are sound for future Altos drug products
  • Perform troubleshooting and data analysis to solve technical problems in manufacturing to ensure manufacturing output and product quality
  • Support and lead risk assessments and manufacturing deviation investigations
  • Author and review Standard Operating Procedures, specifications, regulatory filing, or other controlled documents as needed.
  • Actively contribute to a team culture that promotes continuous improvement, ownership, professional growth, and inclusion

Who You Are 


  • Ph.D. in chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, or related fields. Minimum 6+ years of experience in drug product development and manufacturing
  • Highly experienced in formulation, process development and manufacturing for small molecules
  • Experienced in achieving CMC deliverables through outsourcing to Contract Manufacturing Organizations
  • Experience in preformulation characterization and analytical testing is preferred
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, with a willingness to learn new skills and adapt to shifting priorities and tasks
  • A critical thinker with the ability to analyze possibilities and solutions and make pragmatic trade-offs, as well as a big-picture innovator who can identify opportunities and is comfortable with ambiguity
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills. Build effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

The salary range for Redwood City, CA:

  • Senior Scientist I: $148,000 - $212,400
  • Senior Scientist II: $177,000 - $253,200

Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

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- This Privacy Notice is not a contract, express or implied and it does not set terms or conditions of employment.

What We Want You To Know

We are a culture of collaboration and scientific excellence, and we believe in the values of diversity, inclusion and belonging to inspire innovation.

Altos Labs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

Altos currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to legally required exemptions (e.g., due to a medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief).

Thank you for your interest in Altos Labs where we strive for a culture of scientific excellence, learning, and belonging.

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