Novato, CA
Competitive salary, benefits and startup packages commensurate with qualifications and experience
September 10 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Novato, CA


The new Center for Female Reproductive Equality and Longevity at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging is recruiting faculty to study female reproductive longevity. Applications from highly qualified individuals with demonstrated expertise in the biology of female reproductive longevity are invited for the position of Director of the Center, as well as for positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor.


The Buck Institute is the pioneer and leader in the field of aging research. While aging research is seeing unprecedented acceleration, the area of women’s reproductive longevity remains underappreciated or even ignored. Results from existing studies suggest that there are several potential molecular mechanisms contributing to ovarian aging, including impaired DNA repair, metabolic/energetic disorders, and mitochondrial dysfunction. The Buck Institute has the organizational capacity to build on these preliminary findings to further the understanding of the mechanisms of female reproductive aging and potentially develop strategies to prevent or delay ovarian aging.

This is a unique opportunity to conduct innovative research in a field ripe for advancement. Collaborative opportunities are available for interaction with researchers in multiple fields of aging research in basic and translational science. The Buck also offers excellent laboratory facilities, competitive salary and startup packages commensurate with qualifications and experience, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities including proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, and imaging. For further information about the Buck, please visit


Candidates for faculty positions should have a doctoral degree (MD and/or PhD) and at least 3 years postdoctoral experience with a demonstrated record of recent research accomplishments in the biology of female reproductive longevity and sufficient evidence to establish a research laboratory within the Center. Candidates will have proven leadership experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to foster collaborative work within the Institute and beyond. The Director position is a key appointment for the Institute. Only candidates with the appropriate research background as well as senior management experience will be considered for this role.


Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please click on apply link and include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a 2 page statement of research interests, and the names of three references.