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Two post doc positions available  in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Robbins, Associate Director of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota Medical School.                                                                          

Position #1

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Robbins, Associate Director of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The post-doctoral fellow will be working on characterizing the anti-senescence activity of stem cell EVs and the mechanism of action.  The candidate will join an exciting research environment in the newly established Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism and the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The position offers exceptional training in stem cells, extracellular vesicles, aging, age-related diseases, cellular senescence, DNA damage and repair and molecular therapeutics.

Qualifications:

Essential Qualifications: PhD in Biochemistry, molecular biology or a related area with specialization in cell signaling pathways or stem cell biology. Experience with EVs is preferred, but not required

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in aging research. He/she will also have experience working on cell signaling, stem cell biology, EVs and/or senescence. Skilled in molecular biology, stem cells and mammalian cell culture, EVs, confocal imaging, bioinformatics and rodent experimentation.  Good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work independently, and an interest in mentoring young scientists.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online at: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/.  Click on the appropriate tab under “Search & Apply for Openings”, enter #325610 - stem cell EVs and their mechanisms of action into the “Keywords” field, click the “Search” tab.  Applicants should attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of their research program and a list of 3 potential references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Position #2

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Robbins, Associate Director of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The laboratory is using genetic information from human centenarians to identify pathways important for extending human healthspan.  The post-doctoral fellow will be developing assays for identifying drugs targeting these pathways. The candidate will join an exciting research environment in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics and the newly established Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The position offers exceptional training in aging, age-related diseases, cellular senescence, DNA damage and repair and molecular therapeutics.

Qualifications:

Essential Qualifications: PhD in Biochemistry, molecular biology or a related area with specialization in cell signaling pathways, drug development, and cell culture.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in aging research. He/she will also have experience dissecting signaling pathways of cell growth, differentiation and death and skilled in molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, confocal imaging, bioinformatics and/or rodent experimentation. Also will have good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work independently, and an interest in mentoring young scientists.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online at: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/.  Click on the appropriate tab under “Search & Apply for Openings”, enter # 325611 - identification of drugs for human healthspan into the “Keywords” field, click the “Search” tab.  Applicants should attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of their research program and a list of 3 potential references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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About the Institute:

The new Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism, housed in Nils Hasselmo Hall, is developing safe and effective approaches for promoting healthy aging through an understanding of the basic biological mechanisms that underpin aging as well as identifying early diagnostic biomarkers of unhealthy aging. Examples of the therapeutic approaches we are developing include adult stem cells, biologics, small molecules, nutraceuticals and natural products. 

 About the Department:

The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics is committed to understanding the molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases and cancer; developing novel strategies in biocatalysis and biotechnology; and advancing knowledge through structural biology and molecular biophysics.  We organize ourselves into research divisions with emphases on Chemical and Structural Biology, Metabolic and Systems Biology, Molecular Biology and Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology. We are housed in new buildings with state-of-the-art research and support facilities.

Diversity:

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty and especially encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.

Background check information:

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M:

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.


SRF Research Center Scientist in Immunology

Scientist 1

SENS Research Foundation (SRF) is seeking a full-time researcher for a Scientist I position to work at our Research Center located in Mountain View, California. The position is to lead a new intramural research project geared toward performing translational research studying aging as it relates to the immune system.  This is a collaborative effort between SRF and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, located in Novato, CA. The successful applicant will work with, and be guided by, senior researchers at both SRF and the Buck, and as such this position is available to new PhDs.

Required Experience

  • PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in the chemical/biological sciences
  • Expertise in the innate immune system - NK cells in particular

Essential Duties and Functions

  • Capable of independent planning and project design
  • Proficient at the bench and with data analysis
  • Comfortable with a small team environment and collaborations with other institutions

Compensation

SRF is proud to offer a competitive salary of $60,000/yr for this position, which includes paid vacation and sick leave, fully covered health insurance, inclusive of dependents, an FSA program, and a company matched 401(k) plan offered after a 90-day introductory period.  SRF is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should apply through this web application, emailed applications will not be considered.

Be sure to complete the online application in its entirety. Starred (*) fields must be answered. Failure to answer required fields completely or properly name documents may result in delayed consideration of your application.

When you have successfully completed the online application, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation (and also cannot find it in your spam folder), or if you experience any technical issues with the application, please alert the system administrator by submitting a website inquiry.

Applicants moving onto the second phase of the application process will be contacted by email by a SRF representative for an interview.

 posted 8/9/18

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Scott Leiser Laboratory, Geriatrics Center, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Position Summary: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the laboratory of Scott Leiser at the University of Michigan. Dr. Leiser’s NIH-funded studies focus on the biology of aging, using multiple model organisms to understand how organisms perceive and respond to stress. We are particularly interested in the physiological responses to food and oxygen deprivation (hypoxia), and how these responses affect aging. Our lab utilizes C. elegans, mammalian cells, and mouse models to study conserved pathways of stress response and their role in regulating the aging process.  These projects offer the unique opportunity to integrate multiple systems to model the biology of aging.

The University of Michigan is consistently ranked at the top of public research institutions and is a national leader in funding from both the NIH as a whole and the NIA in particular.  We have state of the art amenities and are housed in an award-winning new building with access to facilities, equipment and expertise in every area of science.  Ann Arbor offers the amenities of a big city with the feel of a college town and proximity to the robust Detroit Metro area. The University provides state-of-the-art lab spaces and access to extensive seminars, workshops, and career development programs in support of long-term career goals.  The Leiser lab uses a very collaborative, team-oriented approach to science that is in line with the university as a whole.

Qualifications: A successful candidate should be extremely motivated, with desire and ability to work independently in the context of a team.  Candidates with backgrounds or interest in neurobiology, C. elegans biology, and/or aging biology are strongly encouraged to apply.  Previous experience in these systems is encouraged, but not necessary.  Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent. Salary will be based on the NIH published postdoctoral stipend levels.  The successful candidate will play a key role in experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of oral and scientific reports.

Review of applications will begin immediately until 1-2 positions are filled. Please submit cover letter, CV, and 2-4 reference contacts to Scott Leiser (leiser@umich.edu).

https://sites.google.com/view/leiserlab/home?authuser=0

Posted 8/8/18

                                       Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Job Title:                         Postdoctoral Research Scholar – Newman laboratory

Reports to:                      John Newman, PhD, MD

Effective:                         August 1, 2018

Position Summary

The Newman Lab studies how signaling metabolites regulate mechanisms of aging. We seek motivated, creative scientists to carry out projects that span biochemistry to translational applications in a vibrant atmosphere with a physician-scientist mentor.

Position Description

We focus on how mechanisms of aging are regulated by the ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate, which is made by the body during fasting, ketogenic diet, and exercise. We use a toolkit of ketone body compounds, diet interventions, and genetic modifications to understand the mechanistic effects of ketone bodies on memory and other phenotypes in normal aging, Alzheimer’s disease models, and delirium models. This work involves a combination of in vitro biochemistry, gene expression and protein analysis, and physiological and behavioral studies in laboratory mice.

Qualifications

  • -          MD and/or PhD in Biology, Chemistry, or related fields
  • -          Strong bench laboratory skills
  • -          Works well in collaborative teams
  • -          Able to successfully manage an independent research project
  • -          Prior experience with mouse husbandry, transgenic mice, and behavioral testing a plus
  • -          Prior experience with PCR, RNAseq, Western blotting, mass spectrometry proteomics and metabolomics, and/or gene editing a plus

About the Buck Institute

At the Buck, we’re big fans of life. The Buck Institute (www.buckinstitute.org) was the pioneer and is now the global leader in health span research. We believe it’s possible for people to enjoy life as much at 91 as they do at 21, and to achieve that, we’re seeking a more comprehensive understanding of the biology of aging itself. By exploring all possible scientific paths toward discovering and changing the ways in which we age, we believe we can achieve a day when aging no longer increases our risk for degenerative disease and help increase the number of healthy years people enjoy within their lifetime.

Since 1999, we’ve succeeded in our mission by bringing the most capable and most passionate scientific minds together from a spectrum of disciplines. We firmly believe our work will ultimately transform the practice of medicine and help people get more life out of their lives.

To Apply

Please apply online by submitting 1) your CV, 2) a cover letter with a brief statement of your interests and goals, and 3) contact information for 2-3 references who are familiar with your scientific work. A brief letter of support from your PhD or prior postdoctoral adviser is desirable. For more information, please contact Thelma García, PhD at tgarcia@buckinstitute.org

Interested applicants need to apply by using this link:  https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=owl87fwQ&s=American_Association_of_Aging

Posted 8/8/18

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