Dr. Sailendra Nichenametla’s lab at the Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science (Cold Spring-on-Hudson, NY) is hiring a Senior Technician or a Senior Post-doctoral Fellow. Dr. Nichenametla investigates how Sulfur Amino Acid Restriction (SAAR, previously called Methionine Restriction) extends lifespan and confers metabolic benefits. The candidate will work on various SAAR-related projects associated with mechanisms, nutritional aspects, and prevention of diseases, including metabolic diseases, cancers, and proteostatic disorders. Responsibilities include generating data extensively from rodent models and occasionally from in vitro studies and clinical study specimens. Routine daily activities include performing experiments and data analysis, drafting publication-quality manuscripts, assisting in submitting grant proposals, and presenting work at scientific meetings.

Minimum Requirements:

Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • A Ph.D. with 2 years of post-doctoral experience.
  • Independent thinking (commensurate with career level).
  • Demonstrable research experience in biomedical sciences in two or more of the following areas/techniques: nutrition, aging, metabolism (tracer-based metabolic studies), animal colony management, cell culture, and molecular biology.
  • At least one paper as first author published during your post-doc position.
  • At least 1 year experience working with mice or rats.
  • Ability to draft publication-quality manuscripts.

Senior Technician

  • Ability to perform various assays related to the research areas mentioned above.
  • Ability to quickly learn new assays and develop new methods.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Independent thinking (commensurate with career level).
  • Demonstrable research experience in biomedical sciences in two or more of the following areas/techniques: nutrition, aging, metabolism (tracer-based metabolic studies), animal colony management, cell culture, and molecular biology.
  • At least three to four publications demonstrating your contribution to data acquisition.
  • At least 1 year experience working with mice or rats.
  • Ability to write methods sections of manuscripts, laboratory protocols, etc.

Application Materials:

  • Cover letter.
  • Full curriculum vitae including education or other academic appointments, complete publication record, and research skills listed in detail.
  • PDF files of your previous research representing the qualifications of the position you are applying for.

Email your application materials to ofas@orentreich.org.