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Job Posted Date: 
September 14, 2020
Full-time Positions
Life Sciences


The Verdin lab at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging is seeking a highly motivated Scientist to help drive a project focused on the links between inflammation, metabolism, and aging. The successful candidate will execute  in vitro and in vivo experiments aimed at characterizing a novel therapeutic target for age-related diseases to support mechanism-based drug development. This research position is within a highly collaborative and dynamic department that strives to achieve high quality and in-depth research. This individual must be well-organized and team oriented. The work is being funded by a brand new start up. This project requires a full-time (40 hr/wk) commitment.


  • Provide in vivo technical support that contributes to the timely completion and success of research projects.
  • Suggest experimental design and research strategy demonstrating technical proficiency, scientific creativity, and independent thought.
  • Perform molecular biology techniques such as real-time PCR, western blot, ELISA, sterile tissue culture, and IHC.
  • Hands-on experience with rodents is strongly preferred (handling, various dosing techniques, tissue collection)
  • Hands-on expertise in handling primary immune cells and flow cytometry is preferred.
  • Analyze and present results of work in group meetings.
  • Communicate and collaborate with members of project teams in the execution of laboratory experimentation.
  • Carefully and thoroughly document all procedures performed and results generated.
  • Write and follow research protocols.
  • Follow safety guidelines and procedures.
Job Requirements: 
  • PhD in Biology or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong background in molecular biology and use of animal models for disease studies
  • 3+ years experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Working knowledge of animal husbandry procedures sufficient to care for lab animals in an experimental environment
  • Skilled at developing new techniques and methodologies as dictated by research need and introducing new technologies or methods to the team
  • Ability to stay current with the scientific literature and state of the art, as well as interpret literature results in light of new findings
  • Independence in problem solving and advancement of scientific projects toward common team goals
  • Independent worker and team player
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should click the Apply button to complete the online application. Please upload both your CV and a document that includes a brief statement of your interests plus the names/contact information for three references.

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Buck Institute for Research on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. Buck Institute seeks candidates whose experience and qualifications will enable them to contribute to our dedication to diversity and excellence. We are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
*Exciting, dynamic work environment at the forefront of science using state-of-the-art techniques
*Competitive (academic/non-profit research institute/North Bay) salary commensurate with experience
*Generous benefits package including health insurance, paid parental leave, generous PTO and 401(k) with 5% employer match
*Collaborative environment – both for science and social activities