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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




Program Officer, with the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences National Academies of Science (Aging & Dementia)

Job Description Summary

The Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) was established in 1997 as the locus of work for the behavioral sciences at the National Academies. Its mission is to support cross-disciplinary inquiry into complex scientific and policy questions, draw attention to the behavioral sciences for national policy initiatives, and provide a vision of where the behavioral sciences are headed.

This position requires an individual who will be responsible for developing and managing one or more of the board’s projects related to aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, With minimal oversight by the Board Director or Senior Program Officer, this individual will develop the project strategy and budget, supervise staff, ensure the project meets objectives, assemble committees/panels, and serve as the staff liaison between committee/panel members and the National Academies. In addition, the individual may develop prospectuses and raises funds for new projects. The ideal candidate for this position will have a PhD in psychology and expertise in life-span development with a focus on Aging and/or Dementia (Alzheimer’s Preferred).

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

1. Designs and manages program(s) or project(s) of minimal or moderate complexity. In collaboration with supervisor, develops program or project strategy, manages budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives. Activities may include leading studies, research programs, grant programs, fellowship programs, etc.

2. Where applicable and with director/senior program officer oversight, recruits potential committee/panel nominees and assembles appointment packages. Communicates and coordinates with the committee/panel chair and members. Identifies and gathers research materials for the committee. Facilitates the flow of information among committee/panel members, consultants, staff, and other applicable parties.

3. Conducts large and small workshops and/or meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries.

4. Prepares background papers and technical summaries. Develops written products (e.g., reports, proceedings, white papers). Drafts and edits materials for publication. For studies and other applicable programs, synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data and determines the relevance of data for purposes of activity.

5. Supports committee members, forum members, workshop participants, etc. in all aspects of work. For studies, assistance is provided in preparing the draft report, including writing sections of report based on committee input and review and editing the report for format, consistency, and grammar. Facilitates the response to review, responds to comments and concerns of editors, and prepares the final manuscript for publication.

6. Where applicable, independently plans and implements extensive communications activities related to assigned programs or projects. Creates and maintains materials, web sites, and social media channels to provide interest groups with information generated from and for activities.

7. Where applicable, manages dissemination of reports and other types of publications. Prepares dissemination plan and funding proposal. Assists in managing report production activities. Identifies and engages external organizations in dissemination. Prepares dissemination materials. Conducts dissemination meetings.

8. Manages staff with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Officer. Assigns tasks and provides guidance and feedback to staff. Mentors staff and ensures required training is accomplished and participates in performance reviews. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies.

9. Oversees project budget and schedule and authorizes expenditures. As required, collaborates with financial staff to ensure compliance.

10. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations. Represents the unit and committee within and outside the National Academies.

11. With Director or Senior Program Officer oversight, conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities. Writes prospectuses and proposals for new and continuing funding. Identifies potential sponsors. Raises funds for current and future projects. Where applicable, manages funder/member/alumni relations.

NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Related duties and special projects as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Advanced knowledge of scientific, technical, or policy issues in a related discipline. Strong program/project management skills. Ability to understand and share technical/scientific issues with diverse audiences. Ability to solve intellectual problems that are varied and complex using originality and ingenuity. Ability to operate using appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action. Ability to manage and develop projects. Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to form and maintain effective teams. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers, employees in other National Academies’ departments, and external constituents through effective communication. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and constituents.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge.

Minimum Experience: Three years of related professional experience. Demonstrated basic proficiency in conveying scientific/technical/policy information in verbal and written form.

Preferred Education: Ph.D. in related field preferred.

Physical Capabilities: Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: None.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Typically reports to senior program officer or director. General direction is provided. Supervises project/program staff with minimal oversight by director/senior program officer.

Work Environment: Office environment, with occasional travel between National Academies’ facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.

Any qualification to be considered equivalent, in lieu of stated minimum, requires the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Some functions in this description may be specific to a particular unit of the National Academies and not applicable to other units.

Salary: $80K-$90K

How to apply:  https://nas.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/NAS_Careers/job/Keck-Center/Program-Officer---Board-on-Behavioral--Cognitive--and-Sensory-Sciences_R0000156

posted 11/22/18

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



       


Research and Clinical Geriatrics Junior Faculty Position

The New England Centenarian Study

The internationally renowned New England Centenarian Study (www.bumc.bu.edu/centenarian) is recruiting for a Junior Medical Faculty Position within the Section of Geriatrics and the Department of Medicine based at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine. Five years of funding from the NIH/NIA assures 75% time set aside for research. The remaining 25% time will be for inpatient and outpatient clinical geriatrics. Thus, the ideal candidate will be board certified in Internal Medicine with added qualifications in Geriatric Medicine with 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.

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 interprofessional 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 10/10/18





 

 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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