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Assistant Professor

Buck Institute
Novato, CA
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Nov 26, 2021

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The Buck Institute for Research on Aging seeks a new faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for an individual who works in the field of Aging Research and/or Age-related diseases with a specific interest and expertise in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics. The Buck Institute offers a state-of-the art Proteomics facility directed by Dr. Birgit Schilling. It includes an infrastructure of modern mass spectrometric instrumentation, such as an Orbitrap Eclipse Tribrid with FAIMS, two orthogonal quadrupole time-of-flight instruments (TripleTOF 6600 and TripleTOF 5600), a triple quadrupole linear ion trap (QTRAP 5500) and some additional platforms.

The new faculty member will be expected to use and build the current Proteomics instrumentation and coordinate with the MS facility and the Core Director. The Buck Institute Proteomics Center is known for developing novel proteomics workflows, quantitative MS scan type and quantification software (e.g., Skyline), and for providing proteomic educational seminars. The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to these MS research and educational activities. We are expecting the candidate to develop their own strong research program in Aging or Age-related diseases. Candidates should also engage in collaborative projects at the Buck Institute and work closely with the MS Core.


* Doctoral degree and 3+ years postdoctoral experience with a published record of research accomplishments
* Ability to establish a productive, cutting-edge research program focused on Aging or Age-related diseases
* Ability to use proteomic workflows to gain insights into molecular details underlying Aging and Age-related diseases
* Proven leadership experience
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to foster collaborative work within the Institute and beyond
* Prior experience in aging research
* Preference given to candidates with K99/R00 or other forms of independent funding, and/or to candidates with experience supporting core/MS facility activities.


At the Buck, we aim to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age. We are an independent, nonprofit institution located in Marin County, CA, with the goal of increasing human health span, or the healthy years of life. Globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging-the number one risk factor for diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes-the Buck seeks to help people live better longer.


Buck Institute for Research on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. Buck Institute seeks candidates whose experience and qualifications will enable them to contribute to our dedication to diversity and excellence. We are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran's status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.


Review and interview of candidates will begin immediately after posting this announcement. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please click APPLY, upload your CV and a single PDF containing cover letter, summary of research accomplishments (1 page), statement of future research plans (2 pages), and three reference letters. You may also email your references directly to
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