Lab Manager/ Senior Research Technician to Study Aging in the Mair Lab

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with significant experience in molecular biology and biochemistry to join our dynamic research team. The lab studies the molecular mechanisms that underlie the aging process, using both mammalian cell culture and C. elegans, in order to develop novel therapies to treat age-related pathologies. The successful candidate will play an integral role in ongoing studies exploring nutritionally regulated signaling pathways in aging. Studies will employ molecular biology, fluorescent microscopy, Western blotting, engineering transgenic strains, quantitative RT-PCR, whole genome transcriptome analysis, and C. elegans longevity assays. The lab manager will be expected to be both an integral part of our team of researchers and support to the PI, actively participating in regular laboratory meetings, discussions, and publications. It is expected that s/he will contribute to the advancement of research projects central to the laboratory while at the same time advancing his or her research skills and development as a scientist. In addition to contributing to research endeavors, the incumbent will also be responsible for managing daily operations of the lab. Management duties will include ordering supplies and reagents, training personnel in specialized laboratory techniques and safety procedures, maintaining laboratory equipment, managing lab collections (plasmids, strains, RNAi library), monitoring all IACUC and COMS protocols, ensuring on target spending of grants and designating lab duties to keep lab running smoothly. For additional information about our lab please visit

For additional information on how to apply please send a cover letter and CV to wmair [at]

•Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Biology or related field. Highly motivated candidates of all levels are encouraged to apply.

•5+ years of experience in a research laboratory, including a minimum of one year of management experience.

•Strong technical knowledge and experience in molecular biology, genetics and biochemical techniques.

•Prior experience with C. elegans beneficial but not required.

•High level of initiative and motivation; ability to work independently and with a team

•Excellent communication, organization, time management and record-keeping skills

•Ability to think creatively to solve problems