Post-doctoral Scientist

Harvard Medical School - Genetics Dept
salary commensurate with experience
September 21 2015
Position Type
Full Time

Post-doctoral position available immediately

We are seeking a talented, highly motivated individual to join the laboratory headed by Professor David Sinclair in the Genetics Department at Harvard Medical School, Boston. The Sinclair lab is known for their work on genes and small molecules that delay aging with a focus on Sirtuins and small molecule activators such as resveratrol. The laboratory has a record of innovation with over 30 patents and numerous start-up companies. In 2014, Dr. Sinclair was on the TIME100 list of the “most influential people in the world.”

The individual will design and conduct laboratory research under the direction of the lab head to identify natural and synthetic small molecules to delay and reverse aging, with a focus on skin aging. The individual will present regular updates to academic and industry collaborators as well as prepare and publish research reports. Candidate may occasionally be required to travel within the U.S. and overseas.

The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific rigor, creativity, and ability to work in teams, with a strong publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Candidate should have a strong background in enzymology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, and be familiar with microbial genetics and mammalian cell culture. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The individual will be required to work efficiently as part of an international team with performance measures and time constraints. Proficiency in French is desirable but not essential.


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