Post on our job board for $50/week (free posting for AGE members posting openings in their own academic/non-profit lab)! Postings include advertisement via our twitter account (@americanaging) and for paid postings of 1 month or greater, monthly emails to AGE members. Email Catherine Hornsby (catherine.hornsby@americanagingassociation.org) with your ad or for details.





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 4/13/19

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POSTDOC: Cell Biology of Alzheimer’s Disease at UC Irvine

A research position is available immediately for 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 initial appointment will be full-time for two years. 

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, strong publications and interest in Alzheimer’s disease.  Fluorescence image analysis, work with transgenic mice and transfection experience preferred.  

Salary:$49,188 - $53,184

Application Procedure:  Apply to our online RECRUIT system at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05125

Applicants with more than 3 years of prior postdoctoral work should apply as a Research Specialist https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05126

Please cc Prof. Brewer at GJBrewer@uci.edu when your application is complete.

Screening will begin May 1, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

posted 4/11/19

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T32 Biology of Aging - POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY

                                                                            NIH Training Grant

          http://aging.wisc.edu/index.php       

http://www.biologyofaging.wisc.edu/eligibility/index.php

The Biology of Aging & Age-Related Diseases Training Grant is an established, multidisciplinary grant is entering its 28th year.  Funded by NIH/NIA, this very unique grant provides fellowships for the specific focus on uncovering the basic mechanisms of aging, preventive interventions, and clinical problems encountered by older adults.

1.  EARLIEST START DATE & ELIGIBILITY:  July 1, 2019

  • ·       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.

2.      SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING TO APPLY BY:  (May 1, 2019)

  • ·       Letter stating research interests and how they relate to aging (Attention: Dr. Sanjay Asthana)
  • ·       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.

3.   Email to: t32biologyofaging_asthana@lists.wisc.edu.   

 TRAINING IS AVAILABLE WITH OUTSTANDING RESEARCHERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • ·       Anderson, R., Medicine—Caloric Restriction & longevity
  • ·       Asthana, S., Medicine—Role of gonadal steroids in cognition
  • ·       Attie, A., Biochemistry—Genetics & genomics of diabetes
  • ·       Baker-Herman, T., Vet Med/Comparative Biosciences—Mechanisms of spinal homeostatic plasticity
  • ·       Bendlin, B., Geriatrics—Neuroimaging biomarkers of preclinical stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • ·       Burger, C., Neurology—Genetic mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders
  • ·       Carlsson, C., Medicine—Vascular dementia and CSF biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • ·       Colman, R., Cell & Regenerative Biology—Nonhuman primate models of aging
  • ·       Coon, J., Biomolecular Chemistry—Epigenetic regulation of pluripotency
  • ·       Davis, D., Endocrinology—Pancreatic Beta cell mass regulation & diabetes risk in aging
  • ·       Denu, J., Biomolecular Chemistry—Signal transduction, chromatin dynamics & metabolism
  • ·       Engelman, C., Population Health Sciences—Genetic epidemiology of Alzheimer’s Disease and vitamin D deficiency
  • ·       Fiore, M., Medicine—Health outcomes of smoking & cessation
  • ·       Gasch, A., Genetics—Molecular genetics of stress response
  • ·       Huttenlocher, A., Pediatrics—Cell migration & signaling
  • ·       Jarrard, D., Medicine—Prostate cancer & environmental toxicology
  • ·       Johnson, S., Medicine—Alzheimer’s Disease
  • ·       Kamp, T., Medicine, Cardiology—Stem cell biology and iPS cell disease modeling
  • ·       Kimple, M., Medicine—Regulation of insulin secretion and type II diabetes mellitus
  • ·       Lamming, D., Medicine, Endocrinology—Metabolism, health & longevity
  • ·       Lang, J., Medicine, Hematology/Oncology—Therapeutic & biomarker development
  • ·       Li, W.J., Orthopedics—Stem Cells & cartilage regeneration
  • ·       Merrins, M., Medicine, Endocrinology—Metabolism in pancreatic islet beta cells
  • ·       Moore, D., Neuroscience—Neural stem cells & aging
  • ·       Pagliarini, D., Biochemistry—Mitochondrial biogenesis & metabolism in type II diabetes
  • ·       Prolla, T., Genetics—Gene expression analysis
  • ·       Puglielli, L., Medicine—Lipid metabolism & Alzheimer’s Disease
  • ·       Rey, F., Bacteriology—Bacterial metabolism & human health
  • ·       Roy, S., Pathology & Laboratory Medicine—Cell biology of neuronal trafficking in physiology & neurodegenerative diseases
  • ·       Ryff, C. Psychology—Positive aging & resilience to age-associated diseases
  • ·       Shelef, M., Medicine, Rheumatology—Pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis
  • ·       Singh, V., Biostatistics—Image analysis
  • ·       Thelen, D., Mechanical Engineering—Mobility impairment & muscle function
  • ·       Wasserman, D., Genetics—Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

The University of Wisconsin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer




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 3/19/19

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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 Scholar: Age-related Metabolic Changes in Alzheimer’s Neurons

Posting Date: November 23, 2018

Will remain open until filled

The Departments of Biomedical Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the School of Biological Sciences are currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the area of the age-related metabolic basis of Alzheimer’s disease. The person in the position 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 Gregory J. Brewer (http://brewer.eng.uci.edu) and Charles Glabe (https://www.faculty.uci.edu/Glabe). The NIH-funded project examines hippocampal changes with aging that affect Alzheimer’s disease. This person also will work to discover crucial metabolic interventions to alter the processing of beta-amyloid. The initial appointment will be full time, for a 24-month period. Renewal of the contract will be contingent on the availability of adequate funding and performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

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 ADRC, the MIND Institute and the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Irvine has a pleasant climate, five miles from the beach. 

Requirements:  Ph.D. in neuroscience, cell biology or mitochondrial bioenergetics and an interest in Alzheimer’s disease. Fluorescence image analysis and transfection experience preferred. 

Salary: $49,188 - $53,184

Application Procedure:  Applicants will need to upload their curriculum vitae, a cover letter and names/emails of three references via our online RECRUIT system at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04875

Applicants beyond 4 years of postdoctoral experience, please apply to https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04874

Screening will begin Nov 17, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

posted 11/23/18


Two post doc positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Erin R. Hascup, Assistant 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

The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for characterizing glutamatergic neurotransmission during Alzheimer’s-relevant behavioral tasks 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, aging, cellular senescence, etiology of and early intervention strategies for Alzheimer’s disease, and cellular and molecular techniques.

Qualifications:

Essential Qualifications: PhD in Neuroscience or a related area. Experience with animal handling required.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in Alzheimer’s disease research with experience in rodent stereotaxic surgery and behavioral testing. He/she will also have experience working on cell signaling and confocal imaging. Good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work independently, and an interest in mentoring young scientists.

Position #2

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, aging, cellular senescence, etiology of and early intervention strategies for Alzheimer’s disease, and cellular and molecular techniques.

Qualifications:

Essential Qualifications: PhD in Neuroscience or a related area. Experience with animal handling required.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in Alzheimer’s disease research. He/she will also have experience in rodent behavioral paradigms, stereotaxic surgery, molecular biology, or research related to cellular senescence. 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: https://siumed.hiretouch.com/research--basic-science-faculty-jobs Click on the appropriate job listing (Post Doctoral Fellow - SMS-2664 or Post Doctoral Fellow - SMS-2665) and complete the application. Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and a list of 3 potential references. Appointments will be full-time with an early 2019 start date desired.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

posted 10/15/18




 

 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







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 epigenome and transcriptome can influence the aging process. To study this question, we use a unique combination of high-throughput 'omics' approaches, machinelearning, and experimental validation in primary cell 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 directing experimental interventions.

The laboratory is seeking a skilled and motivated scientist to join the lab as a postdoctoral fellow and make leading contributions to aging research. Successful candidates should have strong training and publication records, and must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with co-workers. The ideal candidate will have training in experimental or computational biology, and should be interested in becoming comfortable/involved with concepts in both fields. For experimentally-trained candidates, previous expertise in experimental genomics (e.g. RNA-seq), single cell approaches, and immunology would be highly desirable. For computationally-trained candidates, knowledge of genomics, biostatistics, machine learning, and UNIX-based environments are desired, and programming skills in a statistical language (e.g. R) and/or a scripting language (e.g. Python) are required. Candidates should have, or will soon receive, a Ph.D. or equivalent diploma in molecular/cellular biology, immunology, computational biology, genetics, or a relevant subject area. The successful candidate will work closely with the PI and her collaborators. Extensive training will be available in all areas of this highly impactful project, with a strong view towards enhancing future career prospects for the successful candidate.

Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter stating research interests and career goals, and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Benayoun (bbenayou@usc.edu).

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one the world’s best degree and research programs in gerontology.

The USC Davis School has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and, with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology. The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. As an employee of USC, the scholar will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the Trojan Family, which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff who make the university what it is. This is a temporary, fixed-term position and is renewable based on performance and availability of funding.

The candidate must have a PhD by the time of employment. Salary is competitive and contingent upon experience.

posted 9/27/2019


               

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.

                                                                                                                                                                  

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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