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 is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join the Brain Aging team to support research projects focusing on fundamental neuroscience and the discovery of novel targets for delaying age-related pathologies of the central nervous system. The successful candidate will conduct extensive experimental invitro and invivo work employing cutting-edge technologies spanning functional genomics, high-throughput sequencing, and advanced imaging approaches. Passion for research, attention to detail, a flexible way of thinking, motivation to learn new methods and a strong collaborative mindset are key requirements enabling the candidate to contribute to the lab’s interdisciplinary projects. Prior experience in neuroscience, neurology or related fields is preferable. This position is ideal for a candidate seeking to perform early-stage discovery research in a dynamic R&D environment with an opportunity to expand their skill set.
Independently conduct experiments – including laboratory animal work; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes
Develop and implement new techniques to support ongoing projects
Work closely with team members, delivering and communicating results
Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research
BS with 2+ or MS degree with 1+ years of laboratory research experience
Experience with cell/tissue processing for microscopy, flow cytometry, transcriptome profiling and/or culture
Comfortable working with laboratory animals
Strong attention to detail, excellent planning, and problem-solving skills
Candidate must be self-motivated, organized and adaptable, being able to learn quickly, respond to shifting priorities and handle projects simultaneously
Must be willing to work onsite at least four days a week
Nice to have:
Experience in neuroscience, neurology or related fields