Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology

WorkplaceMadison, Wisconsin, USA
Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology Until filled

Requirements: A Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics, or closely related field is required. Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Postdoctoral research experience in bioinformatics, particularly with regards to the analysis and interpretation of large, omics-scale data, is required. Expertise in programming languages used for biological data science, including but not limited to R and/or python, is expected. Wet lab molecular biology experience is a plus. The candidate must have a proven academic publication track record, including multiple first-author publications. Previous experience instructing and/or mentoring undergraduate and graduate students is desirable.

Job Duties: The successful candidate will conduct independent research and support for the Anderson laboratory, with a primary focus on high-throughput studies of specimens and data derived from the UW-Madison rhesus monkey caloric restriction (CR) and aging study. The overall goal of the work is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the lifespan extension as a result of CR at a systems level. In particular, this will involve the analysis of high-throughput datasets (including, but not limited to, RNAseq, proteomics, lipidomic, metabolomics, microRNAs, etc.) from a variety of tissue and timing contexts during the study, as well as integration across datasets to derive novel insights about systemic effects in the highly translatable rhesus monkey model. The successful candidate will design and implement strategies for investigating the mechanisms connecting metabolism, caloric restriction, and aging. Principal duties: 50% - Compile and analyze experimental results. In particular, develop and implement strategies to interpret large-scale molecular profile data (proteomics, RNA-Seq, etc.). Prepare manuscripts for publication in scholarly journals, as well as presentations for research meetings and academic conferences. 20% - Conduct wet lab work, training provided if necessary, including preparing samples for large-scale analysis through the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center or elsewhere. Design and pursue validation of identified factors as required. 25% - Work both individually and collaboratively with principal investigator to pursue research funding opportunities. Prepare scientific content for grant applications. 5% - Provide mentoring to graduate/undergraduate students and instruction in laboratory techniques. Ensure compliance with laboratory rules and safety. To apply, please email your current CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Rozalyn Anderson. Please include "Postdoc Application" in the subject line of your email.

Begin Date: As soon as possible
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: Commensurate with experience, following NIH guidelines

Rozalyn Anderson, PhD

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2279524.