Postdoctoral or Masters Researcher – Melov lab
The Melov Laboratory at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging is seeking a Postdoctoral or Masters Researcher to participate in innovative research aimed at mapping senescent cells in human tissues with age. The qualified applicant will focus on single cell transcriptomics & spatial transcriptomics as part of a large multi-site consortium to define senescent cells in aging tissues. Key aspects of the position are routine preparation of single cell libraries, spatial transcriptomic profiling, and optimizing senescent cell detection in aging human skeletal muscle, breast, and ovary. This is an opportunity to become trained in state-of-the-art technologies, which will shape the future landscape of the biology of aging, and define a “senescent atlas” in these tissues.
THE PROJECT INVOLVES TRAINING IN THE FOLLOWING RESEARCH FIELDS:
- Single cell transcriptomics
- Cellular senescence
- Collaboration within the SenNet (https://sennetconsortium.org)
- PhD/MSC in Biology, Chemistry, or other related fields
- Excellent cell culture skills
ABOUT THE BUCK INSTITUTE
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, non-profit 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.
To be considered, please apply online and submit your CV plus a PDF document that includes a summary of research interests and the names and phone numbers of three references.