Research Associate- Lithgow Lab

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate to perform experiments and work in a support role as an integral member of Dr. Gordon Lithgow’s laboratory at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.  The Lithgow lab combines biochemical, molecular, and genetic techniques to address fundamental questions about aging in C. elegans. The candidate will work on a highly collaborative project with multiple labs across the USA. The candidate may need to be flexible around work schedule.


Preparation of reagents including production of agar plates, bacterial culturing and C. elegans culturing and maintenance
Data entry and management
Take part in project planning meetings and other communication exercises

BA/BS in Biology, Cell Biology or a related field (for RA I level) plus 2+ years relevant technical laboratory experience (for RA II level)
Strong motivation to perform research
Excellent technical and problem-solving ability
Precise attention to detail and accuracy
Works well both with other scientists under general supervision as well as independently
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Candidate will receive full training in specialized aspects of the work 
Knowledge and practical experience with working on  elegansdesirable
Database management and computation experience is also a plus

Salary: $50,000 – $65,000 commensurate with lab/research experience
Dynamic work environment at the forefront of science using state-of-the-art techniques
Generous benefits package including health insurance, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, generous holiday/vacation/sick leave, and 401(k) with 5% employer match
Collaborative environment – both for science and social activities


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. 


Interested candidates should apply online and upload a CV and cover letter including contact information for three professional references. 

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