Senior Research Scientist

Science Novato, California



The Buck Institute for Research on Aging is a world-renowned, independent research institute located in Novato, California, dedicated to extending the healthy lifespan of individuals. Our mission is to increase the healthspan, the healthy years of life, of every individual by enhancing their ability to prevent and withstand the multiple chronic conditions that accompany aging.
As a Senior Research Scientist in the Furman Lab at the Buck Institute, you will be responsible for providing scientific and technical expertise in the wet lab. The Furman lab at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging has a position open for an interdisciplinary project in aging models and microbiome. The successful candidate, with minimum supervision, should be able to conceive, design and execute experiments, cultivate models of cell lines, organoids and anaerobic microbiome systems, utilize advanced accelerated aging techniques of those models, conduct gene expression experiments and basic analysis and visualization of generated data. This is a 100% wet bench role and the successful candidate must work onsite full time. You will work closely with bioinformatics scientists to help design experiments, analyze, interpret and generate figures for data, and contribute to writing scientific literature.
·         Perform and provide expertise in wet lab experiments
·         Provide basic data analysis and visualization of data generated
·         Write scientific literature
·         Present findings to the scientific community
·         Minimum Masters in Biological Sciences or a related field
·         Previous experience in basic coding and visualization of data
·         At least 2 years of post-graduate experience in a related field
·         Team player with a collaborative spirit
·         Ability to manage multiple deadlines and projects
·         Prior experience writing, publishing and presenting scientific literature
·         Microbiology
·         Cell culture
·         Microscopy
·         cell culture
·         NGS
·         FACS
·         ddPCR
·         basic bioinformatics for NGS analysis
·         Strong background in immunology
·         Expertise in R and/or Python
·         Interest in pursuing an academic career
·         $80,000/yr salary, full time position
·         Exciting, collaborative work environment at the forefront of science using state-of-the-art techniques. 
·         Generous benefits package including health insurance, paid parental leave, vacation/sick and 401(k) with 5% employer match. 
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. 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. 
If you are passionate about using your bioinformatics expertise to advance the understanding of aging and contribute to the development of novel therapeutics, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
To be considered, please apply online and submit your CV plus a PDF document that includes a summary of research interests and the names, email, and phone numbers of three references.