The Benz lab at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging is looking for a Research Associate to provide technical assistance, working both semi-independently and closely with other Benz lab scientists, on new translational cancer research projects as well as interdisciplinary geroscience studies linking cancer with age-related cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. This individual will be asked to perform a variety of cutting edge molecular-cellular experimental techniques on established human cell lines as well as a limited number of new and specialized imaging procedures that meet the needs of ongoing research projects. Based on project findings, there will be the opportunity to co-author a new research publication.
- Work on problems of moderate scope in which analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors.
- Accomplish a variety of technical applications that are semi-routine in nature.
- Apply job skills and established policies and procedures to perform various technical tasks and support operations.
- Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices.
- Under general supervision, ensure timely and accurate performance of responsibilities for multiple projects or a single functional area.
- Prioritize daily activities to complete tasks and projects assigned by others.
- BA/BS or MS/MA in Biology or related field, with strong interest in pursuing clinically relevant biological science research
- 2-5 years lab experience preferred, including background in basic molecular/cellular techniques
- Independent and creative problem solver with attention to detail and accuracy
- Competitive salary starting at $47,500
- Benefits package including health insurance, paid parental leave, generous PTO and 401(k) with 5% employer match
- Exciting, collaborative work environment at the forefront of science
To be considered, please apply online by submitting your CV and the contact information for three references.