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Post-doctoral positions available to study biological aging at the University of Washington

Post-doctoral positions available to study biological aging at the University of Washington

The Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging training program has several openings for post-doctoral fellows for fall appointments starting 10-1-2020. See the flyer here.

The goals of the BMHA training program are to provide outstanding pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scientists with (1) rigorous training in cutting edge research focused on biological mechanisms of healthy aging, (2) exposure to, and the ability to critically evaluate, the breadth of knowledge, concepts, and approaches important in the field, and (3) the mentoring and skill sets necessary to achieve career success and become future scientific leaders. 

BMHA faculty members are highly productive and interactive investigators whose proficiencies encompass most of the modern tools of biomedical research. This research is helping us understand the fundamental mechanisms of cellular and organismal aging and how they impact lifespan and healthspan. BMHA faculty work with a wide range of organisms ranging from yeast, to nematode worms and fruit flies, to mouse and man. The BMHA training program is also home to the only large-scale observational and clinical geroscience study in pet dogs.

We have in place a dynamic, comprehensive training program that brings together the disciplines of genetics, molecular biology and fundamental gerontological research. We have excellent investigators in these fields who collaborate extensively. Our faculty includes both senior members who have extensive experience in training predoctoral and postdoctoral students as well as newer members whom we believe are future leaders in aging research. The didactic component of this program is organized around a Basic Biology of Aging course, journal club and an annual seminar and proseminar series. Expertise in biological mechanisms of healthy aging is taught predominantly by hands-on research in dynamic laboratories. All of our trainees carry out their research and didactic studies in an environment that regularly brings to their attention the exciting opportunities to apply cutting-edge approaches in geroscience.

For additional details regarding eligibility and the application process click here.