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Scientist, Organismal and Molecular Biology  (posted Jan. 8, 2018)

Who we are:

Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.

Position description:

Calico is inviting applications from organismal and molecular biologists who are excited to work as part of a research team under the direction of a PI focused on mechanisms that may delay or abrogate aging and age-associated diseases in the naked mole-rat. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative person who will focus on studying the mechanisms involving endocrine function/signaling pathways that may be pertinent to the abrogated aging phenotype of this long-lived, cancer resistant species. This position will require the ability to develop and implement in vivo and in vitro studies and deploy functional genomic platforms in novel model systems.

Position requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or Physiology
  • A completed Postdoc or equivalent practical experience
  • Track record of research productivity
  •  Experience in endocrinology, cancer or cardiovascular research is highly desirable
  •  Demonstrated ability in rigorous experimental design and implementation of cell and molecular technologies: Vector design and construction, conditional gene expression in mammalian systems and/or CRISPR, as well as with cell-based screening
  • Need to be detailed oriented, possess quantitative and analytical skills, and have excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Must be capable of working independently, but also an effective team player and enthusiastic collaborator in a cross-functional environment

Apply here

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Postdoctoral Scientist: Maternal effects on mitochondrial function and neurodegeneration  (posted Jan. 8, 2018)

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Position Summary: A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Gribble at the Marine Biological Laboratory to study the role of mitochondrial homeostasis in neurodegenerative disease. This project takes a multidisciplinary approach, using phenotypic, transcriptomic, genetic, genomic, biochemical, and imaging methods in a novel animal model system, the monogonont rotifer. 

The Gribble lab focuses on understanding the cellular, epigenetic, and evolutionary mechanisms of aging. We are specifically investigating the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of maternal effects in determining offspring health and lifespan. For more information about the laboratory, please see http://www.mbl.edu/jbpc/gribble/ or contact Dr. Gribble at kgribble@mbl.edu.

Qualifications:  Applicants should posses a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field. The preferred applicant will have a background in mitochondrial biology, developmental biology, and/or neurobiology. Prior experience in confocal microscopy, RNAi, and/or bioinformatics is beneficial. The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific rigor, productivity, and creativity; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a strong publication record. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Highly motivated individuals with experience in other model systems are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: https://mbl.simplehire.com/postings/3834

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Postdoctoral Research Associate  (posted January 9, 2018)

Rozalyn Anderson Laboratory, Metabolism of Aging Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Position Summary: A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in the Anderson Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to conduct research focused on the basic biological mechanisms of aging. The overall goal of the work is to examine how aging increases disease vulnerability at the molecular level. In particular, the laboratory uses caloric restriction and genetic mouse models to examine the mechanisms through which metabolism impinges on the aging process. The successful candidate will design and implement strategies for investigating the mechanisms connecting metabolism, caloric restriction, and aging. The candidate is also expected to explore new avenues and seek independent funding as part of their own career development. Principal duties: Assist in the execution of ongoing projects performing experiments in accordance with the goals of the Metabolism of Aging Program. Compile and analyze experimental results, prepare illustrations and data elements, contribute text and background research for manuscripts, and assist with publication in scholarly journals.  Develop new avenues of research both as part of the Anderson research program and in anticipation of transition to independent career, work both individually and collaboratively with principal investigator, collaborators, and other lab members to pursue shared and independent funding opportunities, and provide mentoring to graduate/undergraduate students and instruction in laboratory techniques. Participation at research meetings and academic conferences will also be expected, including oral and poster presentations. Prepare content for grant applications, and ensure compliance with laboratory rules and safety.

Qualifications: Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular and/or cellular biology or a closely related field. Significant experience in cell and molecular biology is absolutely required, including cell culture of immortalized and primary lines, transfection, generation of stable lines, and cellular differentiation. Strong background in cellular & molecular biology techniques (IP, IF, ChIP, mutagenesis, cloning etc.) expected. The preferred applicant will also have experience handling molecular profiling data (transcriptome, proteome, etc.) sets. The candidate must have a proven academic publication track record, including first-author publications. Previous experience instructing and/or mentoring undergraduate and graduate students is a plus.

To apply: Email a CV, with contact info for three references, to rozalyn.anderson@wisc.edu

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