Academic/Faculty, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Medical - Research
POSITION SUMMARY We are seeking a highly motivated in vitro Research Associate II/Scientist to help drive a project focused on the links between senescence and aging. The successful candidate will execute in vitro experiments aimed at characterizing a novel therapeutic target for age-related diseases to support mechanism-based drug development. This individual must be well-organized and team oriented. The work is being funded by an external partner. This project requires a full-time (40 hr/wk) commitment.
Provide in vitro 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.
Develop and apply 3D organoid techniques
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.
LIVING BETTER LONGER TOGETHER
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
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 3 references.
PhD (preferred) or MS in Biology/related field with equivalent experience
Strong background in use of in vitro techniques for disease studies
3+ years’ experience working in a laboratory setting
Extensive experience with 3D organoid development and techniques
Extensive cell culture experience desired, including techniques for inhibiting gene expression in culture.
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
Troubleshooting new areas of the organoid development while maintaining simultaneous work progress.
Ability and willingness to learn single cell analysis techniques (fluency in R is desirable)
Independent worker and team player
Background in bioinformatics is preferred
Working knowledge of animal husbandry procedures sufficient to care for lab animals in an experimental environment and perform in vivo studies is preferred but not required
Our success will ultimately change healthcare. At the Buck, we aim to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age. We are an independent, nonprofit institution located in Marin County, CA, with the goal of increasing human healthspan, or the healthy years of life. Globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging—the number one risk factor for diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes—the Buck seeks to help people live better longer. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to create an atmosphere where diversity of identity, experience, and background are welcomed, valued, and supported. Candidates who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.