The laboratory of Dr. George M. Martin and Dr. Junko Oshima has utilized genetics to investigate basic mechanisms of biological aging for many decades. A major focus has been the discovery of constitutional mutations that lead to segmental progeroid syndromes in human subjects, a project that has lent strong support to the importance of genomic instability as a major mechanism of aging. These studies are carried out via our UW NIH-funded International Registry of Werner Syndrome (R01CA210916). A more recent project, carried out in collaboration with colleagues at Duke University, involves the study of polymorphic variants with the potential to influence healthspan/lifespan ratios within two large population-based studies of aging human subjects. Pilot studies are also being carried out to investigate the role of variegated gene expression in the differential life spans and healthspans of mammalian species of contrasting maximum lifespans.
This is a full-time position with a 12 months service period with the title of Senior Fellow, and is initially available for two years, but may be extended. The anticipated start date is January 2019.
The applicant is required to have experience in the use of standard techniques of molecular and cellular biology and cell culture. Computational skills in biostatistics and bioinformatics are highly desirable, as is a strong interest in mechanisms of aging and diseases of aging, particularly regarding how our research may impact dementias of the Alzheimer type and the early pathogenesis of neoplasia.
Minimum Degree Required: PhD, MD, or foreign equivalent
This position requires a cover letter, a CV and names and contact information of three references.
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