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Are you a promising middle or late-career scientist with a desire to extend human lifespan, experience leading a large organization, and a fondness for naked mole rats? Calico, Google’s aging research spinout, could maybe use your resume.

The massively funded research and development company is without a chief scientific officer after the celebrated biologist David Botstein quietly retired last year. A spokesperson for the press-shy company confirmed Botstein’s exit in an email, but would not elaborate on plans for a replacement. 


After nearly 10 years with Calico, David Botstein retired in the fall as part of a long-planned transition,” the spokesperson said.  “At this time, we do not have any additional updates to share about additions to our leadership team.”

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