Date Posted: Jan 31, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The successful candidate will conduct research focused on the basic biological mechanisms of aging as part of the Anderson laboratory. 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.
Degree and area of specialization:
A Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular and/or cellular biology or a closely related field is required.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
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. Experience handling molecular profiling data (transcriptome, proteome, etc.) sets will be viewed highly favorably. 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.
85% - 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 and contribute text and background research for manuscripts, 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. 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.
10% - Work both individually and collaboratively with principal investigator, collaborators, and other lab members to pursue shared and independent funding opportunities. Prepare content for grant applications.
5% - Ensure compliance with laboratory rules and safety.
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