Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Kapahi Laboratory

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Kapahi Laboratory

The focus of Dr. Pankaj Kapahi’s Laboratory is to identify and characterize the genetic pathways that mediate effects on lifespan, feeding behavior and metabolism upon nutritional modulation. This is being achieved by using an interdisciplinary approach combining genetic, biochemical and genomic techniques in invertebrate model systems Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster. The broader significance of this research is to help uncover the role of nutrition in the etiology of age-related human diseases like diabetes, obesity, cancer and neurodegeneration. Candidates with an interest in aging, metabolism, obesity and establishing models for human diseases using invertebrate models are encouraged to apply. Experience in molecular biology and using flies and worms would be an advantage. Additional details regarding this NIH-supported project and a list of recent publications can be found by email Pkapahi at

The Buck Institute for Age Research is a non-profit biomedical research institute in Novato, located 20 miles north of San Francisco & Berkeley. The Buck Institute has excellent in-house proteomic, genomic and microscopy facilities. Our mission is to increase the healthy years of each individual’s life through research and education on the aging process and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer and heart disease. We currently have 143 employees, and plan to grow to 550 over the next decade. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, dynamic work environment, and a new state-of-the-art Facility. For more information

To apply: Email CV and cover letter to hr at . The Job Code: PK12204XX must be the only information on the subject line of your email in order for your application to be reviewed. Thank you.

Pankaj Kapahi
Assistant Professor
Buck Institute
8001 Redwood Boulevard,
Novato, CA 94945

Pkapahi at
Tel: 415-209-2201
Lab: 415-209-2274
Fax: 415-209-2232