Research Associate - Lunyak Lab
Buck Institute - Novato, CA

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The Buck Institute is the only independent institute in the U.S. devoted solely to research on aging and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and stroke. Our mission is to increase the healthspan, the healthy years of life. Awarded a federal grant to establish interdisciplinary research in a new field called Geroscience, Buck scientists work in a unique, collaborative environment that allows scientists to initiate studies quickly and respond to new opportunities in fields such as stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Our scientists represent a variety of complementary fields, including genetics, epigenetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioenergetics, age-associated disease; and technological disciplines such as genomics, proteomics, protein interaction networks and bio-informatics.

The Buck Institute, which was designed by world famous architect I.M. Pei, is located in Novato, California, 25 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

To provide technical support to the Lunyak Laboratory.

Incumbent is assigned a variety of standard laboratory experimental procedures or a limited number of specialized procedures to meet the needs of research projects. Works on problems of moderate scope in which analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Performs a variety of technical applications that are semi-routine in nature. Applies job skills and established policies and procedures to perform a variety of technical tasks and support operations. Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices. Under general supervision, ensures timely and accurate performance of responsibilities for multiple projects or a single functional area. Prioritizes daily activities to complete tasks and projects assigned by others.

Key Responsbilities:

* Apply Lunyak Lab research practices
* Apply basic knowledge of lab research


BA/BS or MS/MA in Biology or related field and minimum 2 years of experience as a technician.

Required Experience:

Assignments/jobs requiring precise attention to detail and accuracy.

Required Skills:

Excellent attention to detail, recording and accuracy. Strong aptitude, background and/ or knowledge of basic scientific theory. Must be able to communicate well.