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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics

Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Novato, California, US
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Statistics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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The Furman Lab and the Buck AI Platform at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging seek a highly independent and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Scientist interested in the aging and/or immunity fields with a focus on translational medicine and geroscience. Proposed work will support research programs in biomarkers and therapeutics of aging-related disease (immune aging, CVD, brain aging, infertility), and identification of interventions for lifespan extension.We work with biological data to build predictive models of aging and disease. We use in-house and public omics data with the end goal to uncover biomarkers and mechanisms and map these to identify lifestyle, nutraceutical and pharmacological interventions to prevent diseases and extend lifespan.

  • Process, curate, integrate in-house and public domain data from various independent platforms (proteomics, genomics, phenomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, microbiome, wearables/behavioromics).
  • Develop statistical methods for data integration of multiscale biological data.
  • Participate in writing research grants and scientific papers.
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods applicable in the use of public sets of biological data and potentially health records as well.


Education and Experience
  • Deep interest for the science of aging with particular focus on identifying interventions and therapeutics to extend human healthspan
  • PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Genetics, Computer Sciences or similar
  • Significant experience with data science; specifically integration of multi-omics data is preferred
  • Proven experience with application of machine learning and advanced statistical methods to biological datasets
  • Proficient in SQL databases (e.g. MySQL) preferred
  • Competency in python and R; database development, maintaining & sharing code repositories (github, Jupyter, etc.)
  • Research experience demonstrated through publications

Specialized Skills
  • Talent for technology, translational medicine and knowledge transfer
  • Ability to work in a heterogeneous environment of Biologists, Bioinformaticians, Computer Scientists, Molecular Biologists
  • Effective interpersonal and communicational skills
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Aptitude for multiple intramural and extramural collaborations


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 agingthe number one risk factor for diseases including Alzheimers, Parkinsons, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetesthe 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.

  • Posting will remain open until position is filled.
  • This full-time appointment is funded for 3 years with possible renewal.
  • Competitive salary starting at $78,000/year. Benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, paid parental leave, 401(k) with 5% match and profit sharing after one year. Collaborative work environment. Generous PTO.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, CA. However, depending on public health circumstances work may be conducted remotely.


Click APPLY to submit your CV and a Cover Letter. Additionally, please send two reference letters to Mary Redwine ().
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