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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Molecular & Cell Biology

Who we are:
Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan, and 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 seeking RA/SRA candidates who are excited to be part of a mutli-disciplinary team focused on dissecting causal events in the cellular aging process, using yeast as a model system. Successful candidates must have a passion for bench work and be adroit at performing a variety of biological methods with exceptional competence and attention to detail.

Position responsibilities:
  • Employ modern molecular biology techniques, nucleic acid preparation/isolation; yeast cell culturing, strain construction and micro-dissection; FACS analysis; fluorescence microscopy
  • Develop and implement high throughput screening on a variety of platforms including robotic handling, FACS, microscopy
  • Work independently and with a team
  • Some lab management organization/maintenance (5-10% time)

Position requirements:
  • MS degree + 2 years work experience (or equivalent - PhD not required) in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, bioengineering or related field
  • Proficient in DNA cloning techniques and experience in microbiology
  • Adept at problem solving in the lab
  • Interest and ability to learn new methods as needed
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; be able to productively interact within and outside of Calico
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently both verbally and in writing
Nice to have:
  • Experience working with budding yeast - cerevisiae
  • Experience with protein preparation/isolation