Basic Biology of Aging at the University of Washington

Post-Doctoral Openings

The NIH T32 Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant expects to have four post-doctoral openings in Spring 2017.

The goal of our program is to train new independent investigators who will utilize molecular and genetic techniques to investigate the biology of aging. The objective of this research is to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the mechanisms responsible for the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging, as well as how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.  

Enthusiastic, independent postdoctoral researchers will have the opportunity choose from among our 36 faculties of researchers using a broad range of approaches and diverse model systems to study the basic biology of aging. See our Curriculum page for more information

The UW is a recognized leader in aging research with an extremely rich environment for aging-related science. The School of Medicine is home to one of only five NIH-funded Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, as well as NIH Centers of Excellence for research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease and the newly launched Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute (HALo). In the past five years, approximately 70 UW Faculty have been awarded individual investigator grants from the National Institute on Aging, totaling more than $120 million dollars awarded. These resources have created a strong foundation and have allowed us to make dramatic progress in understanding the basic mechanisms of aging.

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Openings and Deadlines:

While applications are considered on a rolling basis. The application cut-off date for this Spring is March 1, 2017. The expected start date would be May 1, 2017, and we generally encourage applicants to make their submissions as soon as possible.  

Positions open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Other eligibility requirements must be met, please see the application procedures for a full list of eligibility requirements.

Applicants must contact the faculty members(s) with whom they are interested in working and secure an invitation to join the lab (which maybe contingent on acceptance into the Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant) prior to submitting an application to the Training Grant. A letter of recommendation from your proposed research advisor and a description of the proposed work is required as part of the program application.

In scoring applications, we take into consideration the qualifications of the applicant and the mentoring environment, as well as how the research specifically relates to the biology of aging. Funding is at standard NIH stipend levels.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.