Calico (Calico Life Sciences LLC) is an Alphabet-founded research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies and model systems to increase our understanding of the biology that controls human aging. Calico will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Calico’s highly innovative technology labs, its commitment to curiosity-driven discovery science and, with academic and industry partners, its vibrant drug-development pipeline, together create an inspiring and exciting place to catalyze and enable medical breakthroughs.
Calico seeks Principal Investigators with innovative research programs studying the immune system and inflammation who are excited about applying this knowledge to the field of aging. Of particular interest is research focused on understanding mechanisms driving immune system dysregulation with age and the physiological impact of these changes. We are most interested in applicants with demonstrated experience in applying molecular and cell biological approaches to study immunity, with an ability to carry out longitudinal studies that can ascertain causal events in aging.
The ideal candidate should have a breadth of organismal knowledge to relate immune system aging to changes in tissue homeostasis, metabolism and/or response to infection and cancer. The candidate should also be interested in identifying ways to therapeutically intervene to promote resilience that are informed by a mechanistic understanding of aging pathobiology.
Principal Investigators at Calico are expected to lead independent, productive research groups in a fully funded, highly collaborative research environment with support from state-of-the art technology labs, including biochemistry, genomics, mass spectrometry, microscopy, preclinical imaging, mouse physiology, data science and machine learning. Principal Investigators are part of the larger scientific community and are encouraged to publish their work and give seminars.
Ph. D. or M.D. in immunology, biology, physiology, systems biology, or related field
Post-doctoral experience or have led an independent research program in either industry or academia
Strong record of originality and productivity including impactful publications
Must be willing to work onsite at least four (4) days per week
Please include a 2-3 page description of research interests and Resume/CV in the application.
Calico requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Calico will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.