Scientist, Cellular Metabolism

Calico Labs
South San Francisco, California
Sep 14, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Scientist, Cellular Metabolism

Who we are:

Calico is a research and development company with a unique basic science research effort. Our mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan, and to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.                                        

Position description:

Calico is inviting applications from individuals with demonstrated experience in cellular metabolism who are excited to be part of a scientific team focused on dissecting causal events in the cellular aging process using yeast as a model system. The successful applicant will be a creative and devoted experimentalist, capable of developing and performing quantitative analytical experiments that evaluate flux through core metabolic pathways under various perturbations (genetic and environmental). 

Position requirements:

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology or microbiology, and have completed a postdoc or 3+ years of additional relevant experience
  • Strong track record of research productivity in cellular metabolism
  • Skilled in computational biology – ability to analyze large data sets
  • Skilled in designing and interpreting metabolic flux via quantitative mass spectrometry
  • Capacity to work independently as well as in a team
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Experience working with microbial systems, preferably with Saccharomyces cerevisiae