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Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral and Staff Scientist positions available, Hansen lab, Novato, CA

Posted by on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Job Opportunities .

About the Hansen lab

Our lab at the Buck Institute for Aging Research in Novato (~30 min north of San Francisco) is looking for highly enthusiastic and talented scientists, who would be excited to study conserved molecular mechanisms underlying the aging process in a lab known for its strong commitment to mentoring and training early-career scientists.

We particularly focus on autophagy, a fundamental cellular recycling process linked to numerous age-related diseases such as neurodegeneration and cancer. For our studies, we use a combination of cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, and high-resolution microscopy primarily in the nematode C. elegans, as well as mammalian cell culture systems to understand how autophagy may play a protective role during aging and to help develop therapies against age-related diseases.


Interested candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology, or similar.

Candidates are expected to be highly motivated, talented, and hardworking, with a strong scientific track record. Applicants with backgrounds in aging biology and/or proteostasis, as well as prior experience with C. elegans are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants are required to have good communication skills and be proficient in spoken and written English.

To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter along with a current CV including list of publications and contact information for three references to the following link (multiple positions open):

Questions to: Malene Hansen, Ph.D., Professor & CSO