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Cantos Ventures
Cantos Ventures

Scientist, 3D Cell Culture



People & HR
Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

Who are we?

Treatment resistance is associated with 90% of all cancer deaths and is the primary driver of clinical trial failure. At resistanceBio, we build bespoke cancer models so that you know what resistance cancer is likely to develop to your drug or combination prior to a clinical trial.

You are…

Motivated to fight treatment-resistance cancer and want to help find therapies that can potentially change the lives of 545,000 patients in the US every year who run out of treatment options. You get to help solve the biggest problems in targeted and immuno-oncology therapies, map how solid and liquid cancers adapt to therapy, and discover strategies to delay or prevent therapy resistance by implementing the ResCu platform.


  • Lead a team to design and implement features of the resCu device which allows long-term 3D cell culture.
  • Quickly set up and run multiple projects at the same time.
  • Create and implement organizational systems to ensure no detail is lost.
    • Collaborate with teammates to ensure systems are in sync and cross-functional.
  • Maintain documentation related to protocol execution and results.
  • Write protocols and contribute to final reports.
  • Perform tasks with minimal direct supervision.
  • Work full time in our lab in Menlo Park, CA.


  • Background
    • Minimum masters in an engineering field (preferably mechanical, biomedical), preferably PhD.
  • Technical:
    • 3+ years of:
      • Experience culturing mammalian cell lines and primary and immune cells
        • 3D cell culture (spheroid and tumoroid) method development
        • Imaging and image processing
        • Media optimization
      • Manufacturing and/or industrial experience
        • Rapid prototyping
      • Material sciences experience
        • Preferably optimizing biocompatibility
      • Fabricating and working with devices with micro feature resolution
        • Preferably from design all the way to production
      • Experience creating devices
      • Experience managing direct reports.
      • Working knowledge/experience of ISO standards
  • Cultural:
    • Agile:
      • An execution-focused doer.
    • Innovative:
      • An organized, detailed-oriented systems thinker.
    • Resilient:
      • A dependable, subject matter expert that sees problems as opportunities.
    • Adaptive:
      • Can identify, communicate, and execute new opportunities.

What do you get?

You will have the opportunity to help millions of lives around the world by helping us defeat treatment-resistant cancer, in addition to:

  • Compensation range of $108,000 - 143,000 (DOE) + equity incentive plan

  • 100% employer-paid health insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision) for employees + 50% dependent coverage

  • One Medical membership

  • Spring Health mental health benefit

  • Flexible paid time off policy + 13 paid holidays

  • 401(k) retirement account and employer matching

  • Annual wellness stipend

  • Paid parental leave

  • Casual dress code

  • Lunch provided 3 days a week and unlimited snacks

  • Work in a highly collaborative team environment

  • Trust and autonomy in your work

resistanceBio is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity in all forms and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that cultivates mutual respect. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.