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Postdoctoral Fellow – Senescence Heterogeneity in Mouse Aging and Diseases

National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD

Position Description:

The Translational Geroproteomics Unit (TGU) is seeking a highly motivated, and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to tackle important questions in aging biology using mouse models. This fully funded postdoctoral fellowship will be mentored by Dr. Nathan Basisty, and comes with to a highly interactive, resourceful, and dynamic scientific environment at the NIH, including state-of-the-art mouse facilities, advanced mass spec expertise, and ample opportunities for training and career development.

The NIH and the TGU are dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is welcoming, safe, accessible, and uplifting to ALL individuals. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds.

Potential projects: We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who is willing to take the lead on an exciting new project to identify subsets of senescent cells in mice that drive aging phenotypes. Experience and/or willingness to independently execute experiments in mice is required. Experience with cell transplants, cell culture and/or working with adipose tissue are desired.

Training and career development: Fellows will have access to advanced hands-on training in multiple technologies and scientific techniques including mass spectrometry-based proteomics on several high-end instruments, analytical chemistry, cell culture, and mouse work. The NIA offers multiple career development opportunities for postdocs, including opportunities to apply for internal funding through the FARE (Fellows Award for Research Excellence) program, Nathan Shock travel awards, Interlaboratory Funding Proposals, Postdoctoral Fellowship Funding Awards, and the Independent Research Scholar (IRS) Program, among others.

Postdocs are highly encouraged to attend conferences and scientific workshops for career development. Training also includes active participation in weekly multidisciplinary lab meetings, weekly Longitudinal Studies Section (LSS) Meetings, monthly Translational Gerontology Branch meetings, and professional development and research methods courses offered through the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE).

Postdocs will also have the opportunity to collaborate on projects with the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA), the longest running human aging study in the U.S., as well as other human cohorts (GESTALT, InCHIANTI) and mouse cohorts (Study of Longitudinal Aging in Mice).

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree. We are looking for candidates with background and/or a strong interest in one or more of the following areas: mouse models, cell transplants, cellular senescence, cell culture, flow cytometry, single-cell methods, or related fields who are passionate and self-motivated in research.

To Apply:

Please email a:

  • CV,
  • Cover letter detailing research interest, experience, and career goals, and
  • Three professional references to Nathan Basisty, PhD at nathan.basisty@nih.gov.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

The NIH is dedicated to building a community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals.