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Biology of Aging & Age-Related Diseases T32 Traing Grant

POST-DOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY

About the Grant: The Biology of Aging and Age-Related Disease NIH/NIA training program is led by Dr. Sanjay Asthana and Dr. Rozalyn Anderson at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Our training program and expert mentoring team covers the spectrum of aging research, from basic mechanisms of aging to biology of age-related disease, and translational studies of preventative interventions and clinical application. This unique grant covers career development for post-doctoral fellows though didactic training in Basic and Translational Aging Biology, mentored training and professional skill development, the Biology of Aging Seminar Series, and support for conference attendance. For more information about our mentors, trainees, program directors, and more please visit:   https://biologyofaging.wisc.edu/.

Earliest Start Date: January 1st, 2020

Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled and candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.

Apply: Submit the following to t32biologyofaging_asthana@lists.wisc.edu

  • ·       Letter stating research interests and how they relate to aging
  • ·       CV (indicate dates of support on previous NIH training grants, if applicable)
  • ·       Transcripts of ALL college coursework (copies acceptable)
  • ·       GRE and/or MCAT scores
  • ·       Three letters of recommendation (one of the letters must come from a faculty member in a related field)
  • ·       All individuals who did not complete their advanced degree in the United States must submit a certification that it is equivalent to a degree from a U.S. college or university. See www.naces.org to obtain information from one of the organizations listed.

Eligibility:

  • ·       Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident by date of award
  • ·       Must have completed an advanced degree by start date (PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent)
  • ·       This opening is intended for individuals who are committed to a research career in the biology of aging and   intend to spend a minimum of two years in the postdoctoral position.

Questions:

Please contact

Sara Wray

T32 Program Coordinator

Phone: (608) 265-5147

Email: swray@medicine.wisc.edu

posted 11/6/19

  

We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar to study the cellular and molecular biology of Alzheimer’s disease. You will perform experiments to alter the course of age-related metabolic changes in neurons in culture and in vivo from Alzheimer-like transgenic mice under the direction of Dr. Gregory J. Brewer (http://brewer.eng.uci.edu) and Dr. Charles Glabe (https://www.faculty.uci.edu/Glabe). The NIH funded project examines hippocampal changes with aging that affect Alzheimer’s disease. You will discover crucial metabolic interventions to alter the processing of beta-amyloid by single cell fluorescence image analysis, metabolic assays and bioenergetics.

The University of California, Irvine is ranked among the nation’s best research institutes with over $90,000,000 in current funding. Enrichment opportunities abound through the AD Research Center, the MIND Institute and the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Irvine has a pleasant climate, 5 miles from the beach.

Requirements: Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology or mitochondrial bioenergetics and interest in Alzheimer’s disease. Strong publication record, fluorescence image analysis and work with transgenic mice.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Entry level begins at $50,760.00

Applicants will need to upload their curriculum vitae, a cover letter and names/emails of 3 references via our online RECRUIT system at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05819.  Applicants with more than 5 years postdoctoral are encouraged to apply to https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05587.  Please notify Dr. Brewer when your application is complete (GJBrewer@uci.edu).

 posted 10/30/19


Postdoctoral Fellow –Skeletal muscles and Nerves in Aging and Diseases 

Description

The Valdez lab (http://valdezlab.com/and https://vivo.brown.edu/display/gvaldez1) at Brown University is looking to add highly-motivated individuals to study mechanisms of neuromuscular function and degeneration with aging and in diseases. The candidate should have an interest in studying fundamental processes of nerve and muscle regeneration, and in developing strategies to treat diseases that affect skeletal muscle and innervating neurons.  Studies will be performed in rodents, using in vivo and in vitro assays that include histological, molecular, biochemical, electrophysiological, high-resolution imaging, and behavioral assays

Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with a particular focus on cellular and molecular biology.  Experience with histological, neuronal culture, molecular biology and with mouse husbandry are essential.

Application Instructions

http://apply.interfolio.com/69743

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Neuronal Circuit Degeneration in Diseases and in Old Age

Description

The Valdez lab (http://valdezlab.com/and https://vivo.brown.edu/display/gvaldez1 at Brown University is looking to add highly-motivated and self-driven individuals to identify the underlying cellular and molecular causes of synaptic and neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, and during normal aging. These studies will primarily be carried out in rodents and utilize histological, molecular, biochemical, electrophysiological, high-resolution imaging, and behavioral assays. We are looking for individuals with the ability and desire to drive projects forward independently and as part of a collaborative research team.

Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with a particular focus on cellular and molecular biology. Experience with histology analysis and imaging, neuronal culture, molecular biology, behavioral assays and with rodent husbandry are essential.

Application Instructions

http://apply.interfolio.com/70322

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


 posted 10/29/19



Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity

University Of Alabama Birmingham School Of Medicine

Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

 

The Cortes lab is looking for a talented, highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to join an NIH-funded, rapidly expanding multidisciplinary research team focused on uncovering new diagnostics and therapeutic targets for brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

We focus on uncovering novel molecular and cellular mechanisms of healthy brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), using transgenic mouse models to investigate how skeletal muscle contributes to CNS aging and AD-development. More information on the Cortes lab can be found here: https://sites.uab.edu/cjcortes/

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have (or soon receive) a PhD in Neuroscience, Physiology, or a related discipline. Candidates with backgrounds in neurodegenerative disease, aging and/or skeletal muscle are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those with experience in rodent behavioral testing, rodent surgery (stereotaxic, parabiosis), molecular biology, or research related to aging.  Potential candidates should also possess good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work independently, and an interest in mentoring young scientists and applying for independent funding. Prior experience with animal handling is required.

About UAB: UAB has been ranked the top young university in the United States for the second year in a row and secured a spot as the No. 12 young university worldwide in the Times Higher Education 2019 Young University Rankings. The successful candidate will join an exciting research environment in an NIH-funded lab, working within UAB’s Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics (CNET), Nathan Shock Center (NSC) and the Center for Exercise Medicine. The UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education provides extensive training opportunities, and there are a multitude of active T32 training grants we qualify for, as well as a MERIT-IRACDA training fellowship. UAB ranks consistently as one of the top locations among US universities for training postdoctoral scholars.

To Apply: please send a CV, contact information for three references and a brief letter describing research experience and interests to Dr. Constanza Cortes cjcortes@uab.edu

posted 10/11/19


Two positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Erin R. Hascup, Associate Professor of Neurology in the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders within the Neuroscience Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Position #1: Post-doctoral Fellow (SMS-2820)

The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for characterizing cellular senescence, inflammation, and neurotransmission as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease progression and the mechanism(s) of action. The successful candidate will join an exciting research environment in a NIH funded research lab within the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and the Neuroscience Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The position offers exceptional training in in vivo electrochemistry, rodent behavior, Alzheimer’s disease, aging, cellular senescence, and cellular and molecular techniques.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related area, animal handling experience, a genuine interest in Alzheimer’s disease research with experience in rodent stereotaxic surgery and behavioral testing. Preference will be given to those with experience in rodent behavioral paradigms, stereotaxic surgery, molecular biology, or research related to cellular senescence.  Potential candidates should possess good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work independently, and an interest in mentoring young scientists.

Position #2: Researcher II (SMS-2822)

The Researcher II will primarily be responsible for maintaining all aspects of the Hascup Laboratories’ rodent breeding colonies, but may also contribute to behavioral, molecular, and cellular aspects of research projects as well as general laboratory duties. The successful candidate will join an exciting research environment in a NIH funded research lab within the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and the Neuroscience Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have MS in an appropriate biological field, or a BS with at least 2 years of relevant experience, a genuine interest in Alzheimer’s disease research with experience handling rodents. Preference will be given to those with excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as good verbal and written communication skills.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online at: https://siumed.hiretouch.com/research--basic-science-faculty-jobs. Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, school transcripts, and a list of 3 potential references. Appointments will be full-time with an early 2020 start date desired. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Email Erin R. Hascup, PhD with any questions (ehascup@siumed.edu).


posted 10/11/19


posted 8/20/19

Postdoctoral Fellow – Newman lab

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
Our success will ultimately change healthcare. At the Buck, we aim to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age. We are an independent, nonprofit institution located in Marin County, CA, with the goal of increasing human healthspan, or the healthy years of life. Globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging—the number one risk factor for diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes—the Buck seeks to help people live better longer. Learn more at https://buckinstitute.org.

To Apply
NOTE: The funded Postdoc position has been filled. Only candidates who have their own funding will be reviewed at this time.

If you meet the above funding criteria, please apply online by submitting the following required documents (1) your CV, (2) a cover letter with a brief statement of your interests and goals, (3) contact information for 2-3 references who are familiar with your scientific work, and (4) a brief letter of support from your PhD or prior postdoctoral adviser. If you cannot upload the requirements as one PDF file, you may send the required documents to HR via HRRequests@buckinstitute.org.

For information contact Thelma García, PhD: 
tgarcia@buckinstitute.org.

posted 8/16/19



POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Benayoun laboratory (http://gero.usc.edu/labs/benayounlab/) at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology focuses on the study of how aging influences gene regulation, and in return, how modulation of the genomic regulation can influence the aging process. To study this question, we use a unique combination of high-throughput ‘omics’ approaches and experimental validation in primary cultures and vertebrate aging models (e.g. mouse, African turquoise killifish, etc.). The goal of the lab is to discover novel target genes and pathways playing a fundamental role in healthy and pathological aging, while leveraging the power of big data to direct novel experimental interventions.

A key direction in the laboratory is in the study of age-related sex differences in innate immune cells (e.g. macrophages, neutrophils) and inflammation, using the mouse as a model. The laboratory has identified a signature of female-specific changes in aged macrophages and is dissecting potential upstream regulators responsible for female-specific changes. We are seeking a skilled and motivated scientist to join the lab as a postdoctoral fellow and make leading contributions to aging research by deciphering the molecular mechanisms of sex-dimorphism in aging.

 Successful candidates should have strong training and publication records, and must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with students and staff within the lab. The ideal candidate will have training in experimental biology, with an emphasis on mouse knowledge. Previous experience in experimental genomics (e.g. ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq), steroid hormone biology, and/or immunology are highly desirable. Candidates should have, or will soon receive, a Ph.D. or equivalent diploma in molecular and cellular biology, immunology, genetics, or a relevant subject area.The successful candidate will work closely with the PI. Extensive training will be available in all areas of highly impactful projects.

Applicants should send a resume, a cover letter and career goals, and contact information for at least 3 references to the PI (Dr. Benayoun; bbenayou[at]usc.edu).

posted 8/15/19




PhD or MD Junior Faculty Position

The New England Centenarian Study

The internationally renowned New England Centenarian Study (www.bumc.bu.edu/centenarian) is recruiting for a PhD or MD Junior Faculty Position within the Section of Geriatrics and the Department of Medicine based at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine. Four years of funding from the NIH/NIA assures 75% time for the MD or 100% time for the PhD set aside for research. The remaining 25% time for the MD will be for inpatient and outpatient clinical geriatrics. For prospective PhDs, please note that this is a dry-lab environment (e.g epidemiology) and if you are doing wet-lab research, you will need to come as a Principal Investigator with grant(s) supporting that work.

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in and passion for epidemiological research or basic research relevant to the study of exceptional longevity and healthy aging. There will be mentoring and environmental support for academic growth and the expectation of development of a unique research niche and eventual independent funding. Note that a special interest in Cancer is a plus (hint hint).

Boston Medical Center is a 567-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End and it is the region’s safety net health care provider with a culturally rich and diverse patient population. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. The Geriatrics Section (http://www.bmc.org/geriatrics.htm) prides itself as an exceptional model of interdisciplinary care across all sites of care involving 30 physician and advanced practice nursing faculty as well as multiple other inter-professional providers in a collegial, highly respectful and collaborative practice.

Please email your cover letter and CV to:

Thomas Perls MD, MPH

thperls@bu.edu 

Boston University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

posted 8/16/19

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITION

TEXAS PREGNANCY AND LIFE COURSE HEALTH CENTER. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

 https://www.txbiomed.org/research/texas-pregnancy-life-course-health-research-center/

FROM WOMB TO TOMB: Developmental Programming, Nutrition and Behavior in the Nonhuman Primate

FROM WOMB TO TOMB: Developmental Programming, Nutrition and Behavior in the Nonhuman Primate

A Postdoctoral Associate Position is available on a 4-year National Institute of Aging U19: Womb to Tomb: Developmental Programming and Aging Interactions in Primates.

Start date: January 1, 2019 (negotiable)                 Salary: NIH Postdoctoral Stipend Range

The U19 evaluates interactive mechanisms of normal aging and developmental programming with longitudinal life course studies in a well-characterized nonhuman primate model.

The position involves work that seeks to determine effects of normal, low, and a high plane of maternal nutrition on offspring brain function using in vivo behavioral testing of learning and cognition as well as studies on alterations in brain structure and differentially expressed genes in an extensive archive of baboon brains across the life course. We will seek epigenetic signatures that alter gene expression and protein translation. Intervention studies will be conducted to alter the rate of aging. All studies involve equal numbers of males and females.

Post-doctoral candidate: We are looking to appoint a dynamic and highly self motivated postdoctoral fellow with a doctoral degree from any scientific field to join this program for two years with potential for a further two years. This position is suitable for a first or second post-doctoral position.

We seek a candidate with experience with some or all the following experimental approaches: in vivo behavioral testing, gene expression analysis, in situ hybridization, protein expression analysis (Western, immunohistochemistry), telemetric recordings of movement. Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following fields will be an advantage: developmental programming, obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, nutrition, primate behavior, and animal models.

A major goal is to train the successful candidate to become a future leader in programming and aging research.

TPLH is committed to providing educational, employment, and enrichment opportunities for members of underrepresented groups. Women, individuals from traditionally disadvantaged groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Peter Nathanielsz (peter.nathanielsz@uwyo.edu) with a detailed CV and cover letter outlining experience and interests and names of three references who we may contact. To obtain insight into our behavioral program, interested applicants might also like to contact Dr. Hillary Huber, a senior postdoctoral member and team-leader responsible for behavioral aspects of our program. Her email is hhuber4@uwyo.edu. The work she has been involved in can be accessed on PubMed with the terms Huber HF and baboon.

posted 12/12/18



 

 Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sutphin Laboratory
Molecular & Cellular Biology
University of Arizona
http://sutphinlab.org

Apply online at: https://uacareers.com/postings/31921

Position Summary. A postdoctoral position is available in the Sutphin Lab to study the role of kynurenine metabolism in aging and age-associated disease. The Sutphin Lab uses a combination of systems and comparative genetics to identify novel genetic and environmental factors capable of influencing longevity and healthspan and characterize their molecular mechanisms of action. We have identified several interventions targeting kynurenine pathway enzymes or metabolites that robustly extend lifespan in C. elegans. A current focus of the lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms through which kynurenine pathway manipulation affects longevity using both C. elegans and mice as model systems. We are further evaluating these interventions as treatments for specific age-associated diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. This position will involve developing, managing, and executing project(s) focused on the mechanisms linking kynurenine metabolism to aging.

Qualifications. We seek applicants who are independent, hard-working, intellectually curious, and ambitious. We offer a stimulating, interactive, and nurturing environment with numerous opportunities for career development. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, planning, and conducting experiments using C. elegans and mice, collecting and analyzing data, writing peer reviewed publications, writing fellowship and grant applications, attending scientific conferences to present data, and mentoring students in the laboratory. Required qualifications include a PhD in life sciences or related field.

University of Arizona. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

posted 10/3/18





               

The Lamming Laboratory in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (http://lamminglab.org) is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher with graduate research experience in cell biology, molecular biology, and/or electrophysiology to work on a newly funded R01 exploring the potential of geroprotectors as interventions in established and novel late-onset models of Alzheimer's disease. The candidate will join an exciting research environment investigating the molecular physiology of aging, with an emphasis on understanding how the dietary and pharmaceutical manipulation of nutrient signaling pathways (e.g. mTOR, insulin/IGF-1) can promote health and longevity. The candidate will be jointly mentored with Dr. Matthew Merrins, whose laboratory utilizes imaged-based sensors to probe metabolism at the level of the single cell.

Email cover letter and CV to dlamming@medicine.wisc.edu.



NEW POSITION OPENING for POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

National University of Singapore

Department of Physiology

Assistant Professor: TSAI, Shih-Yin’s laboratory

Annually Salary ranges from $S50,000 to $S72,000.

We seek an enthusiastic and self-motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our team (http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/phys/lab/TsaiSY_Lab/Index.html). Research in the Aging and Metabolism aims to identify the cell-intrinsic mechanism and extracellular factors that hasten muscle function and mass during aging. We utilize genetically modified mouse models and to pinpoint the crucial effectors of muscle growth signalling pathways that could potentially be targeted for therapeutic intervention in elderly suffers from sarcopenia.

  • ·      Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in medicine, molecular biology or related fields at the time of employment.
  • ·      Requirement, candidates must have at least one first authorship publication in peer-reviewed journals for further consideration.
  • ·      Qualifications: candidates need to have previous experience with cell culture, preferably with primary satellite cells/myoblasts.
  • ·      Experience in rodent models of exercise, muscle regeneration, behaviour study, flow cytometry, or electronic microscopy imaging would be an advantage.
  • ·      Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills in English would be a plus.

Interested and qualified applicants please send an email their curriculum vitae, including methods that the applicant has mastered, a cover letter outlining their research interests, soft copy of the first-authorship publication, and contact information for at least three references to Miss Shu-Wen Koh at  phsksw@nus.edu.sg


NEW POSITION OPENING for Research Associate

National University of Singapore

Department of Physiology

Assistant Professor: TSAI, Shih-Yin’s laboratory

Annually Salary ranges from $S30,000 to $S56,000.

We seek a detail-orientated and self-motivated research associate to join our team (http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/phys/lab/TsaiSY_Lab/Index.html). Research in the Aging and Metabolism aims to identify the cell-intrinsic mechanism and extracellular factors that hasten muscle function and mass during aging. We utilize genetically modified mouse models and to pinpoint the crucial effectors of muscle growth signaling pathways that could potentially be targeted for therapeutic intervention in elderly suffers from sarcopenia. Work with and handle laboratory mice daily.

  • ·      Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Life Science/ Biomedical Sciences or higher.
  • ·      Requirement: candidates must have at least two years’ bench experience within research environments, with firm command of all laboratory setup, planning, research, and reporting protocols.
  • ·      Qualifications: candidates need to have previous experience with rodent models, primary cell culture and basic molecular analysis including PCR, gel electrophoresis
  • ·      Experience in immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, sectioning, and microscopy would be an advantage.
  • ·      Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills in English would be a plus.

Interested and qualified applicants should email their curriculum vitae, cover letter outlining their research experience and methods that the applicant has mastered, and contact information for at least three references to Miss Shu-Wen Koh at phsksw@nus.edu.sg

posted June 9, 2019

Post-doctoral Fellow

Posting Number: 000065

Position Type: Scientific

Department: Aging & Metabolism - Miller

Job Summary/Basic Function:

This is a mentored position for postdoctoral training. Incumbents at this level plan, design and conduct research experiments, manage research projects, prepare reports and papers for publication and presentation, contribute to grant writing and are encouraged to write applications for fellowships. Further, the candidate will learn the complexities of a research lab management and participate in various lab management responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in biological sciences, physiology, chemistry or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of scientific theory and research

• Demonstrates skill in formulating and testing hypotheses

• Ability to conduct scientific research experiments

• Skills in the ability to analyze and summarize data and results

• Writing technical and scientific papers and grants

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

• Experience mentoring students and guiding the work of less senior scientists

• Experience managing lab research with progressive competency and leadership

Minimum Degree Required:  Doctorate

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Wet laboratory experience

• Strong background in aging or metabolic research

• Comfort with either human and animal models

• Willingness to mentor

• Willingness to contribute to a team effort

• An interest in some combination of aging, muscle, mitochondria, slowed-aging treatments, metabolism, stable isotopes and proteomics

Physical Demands:

Regularly required to stand, use manual dexterity, talk or hear; Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, or rodent dander. May work with toxic, caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, liquid nitrogen, human tissue or blood. Potential risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to cold 4C, and/or extreme cold -80C from freezers. Noise level is usually moderate.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1482269

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posted 6/4/19

San Antonio – NIA Training Program for Research Scientists in the Biology of Aging


We invite you to join us as a graduate student (Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.) or postdoctoral fellow to study the biology of aging at the world-renowned Barshop Institute. We are the only institution in the US to house both a Nathan Shock Center on the Biology of Aging, which is a grant from the National Institute on Aging that supports basic aging research, as well as an Older Americans Independence Center (often called “Pepper Center”), a grant from the NIA to support translational aging research. We have more than 100 faculty members engaged in various aspects of aging research. Our NIA-funded Training Grant has 4 predoctoral graduate student positions and 4 postdoctoral fellowships available.


This training program for research scientists covers such areas as the genetics of aging, lifespan, and intervention analyses in aging and models of age-related diseases. Focus is on translational-oriented trials in a wide range of animal models, including marmosets, and early-phase clinical studies in human subjects. Trainees will participate in programs involving such topics as:

  • Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Somatic Mutations
  • Epigenetic Changes
  • Free Radicals
  • Oxidative Damage
  • DNA Damage and Repair
  • Endocrine, Immune, Vascular, and Skeletal Systems
  • Cell Signaling Networks
  • Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes
  • Differentiation and Apoptosis
  • Molecular Aspects of Age-Associated Disease

For information please contact the Barshop Institute at University of Texas Health San Antonio

posted 8/13/19

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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.


 

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

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