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Research Specialist, Integrative Physiology & Metabolism

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 1/22/2017

Calico Labs South San Francisco, CA

South San Francisco, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus, for which funding is already in place.

Position description:

Calico is inviting applications from physiologists, pharmacologists, or related disciplines who are excited to join a research group dedicated to advancing our understanding of the biology and pathophysiology of aging and age-related diseases. The emphasis is on integrative physiology and metabolism to understand whole-body function including homeostatic regulation, neural and hormonal control, mechanisms of insulin resistance, energy sensing, circadian and cardiovascular biology. The focus is on translational science with the aim of advancing fundamental scientific discoveries through mammalian model systems to human. Calico provides an extremely collaborative and scientifically stimulating environment with exceptional access to advanced technologies and dug development infrastructure to enable the highest quality research for both basic science and translational medicine. We are seeking scientific researchers to join a multi-discipline team who are motivated to develop quantitative approaches in model systems and to identify mechanisms of disease, drug action and targets for therapeutic intervention.

The ideal candidate should have extensive experience with quantitative pre-clinical research techniques used to measure metabolic and physiological function and have in-depth knowledge of analytical techniques and analysis of complex data sets. Experience in some aspect of translational medicine, pharmacology or physiology, as evident from an established publications record, is required. The successful candidate will be responsible for experimental design and execution and interface to a larger team within research and development, and is expected to influence the direction of the programs.