Postdoctoral Researcher - Newman lab

8001 Redwood Blvd
NOVATO, CA 94945
United States
Job Posted Date: 
June 20, 2024
Full-time Positions
Life Sciences

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.

Compensation, Benefits & Additional Information

  • Exciting, collaborative work environment at the forefront of science using state-of-the-art techniques.
  • The starting salary for a new postdoc at the Buck is $70,140 in 2024, with a range up to $77,450 commensurate with postdoc level & experience.
  • Generous benefits package including health insurance, paid parental leave, vacation/sick and 401(k) with 5% employer match.
  • Available for J-1 and F1-OPT visa sponsorship.
  • Candidates must be local (within reasonable commuting distance) on their first day of work.
Job Requirements: 
  • 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
How to Apply: 

Please apply online by submitting the following required documents (1) your CV, (2) a cover letter with a brief statement of your interests and goals, (3) contact information for 2-3 references who are familiar with your scientific work, and (4) a brief letter of support from your PhD or prior postdoctoral adviser. If you cannot upload the required documents, you may send them to HR via [email protected]. For information contact Thelma García, PhD: [email protected].

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