Postdoctoral Researcher - Tracy lab

Postdocs Novato, California


The Tracy Laboratory at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team investigating the molecular events that lead to synapse dysfunction and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. This position involves using transgenic mouse models of disease and human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)–derived neurons to dissect the mechanisms that trigger synapse and neuronal dysfunction during disease pathogenesis.

Candidates must have a PhD in Neuroscience or in a related field and should have published research in peer-reviewed journals. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a vibrant scientific environment is required. Candidates with expertise in genomic engineering and iPSC technology, electrophysiology, proteomics, and neurodegeneration research are encouraged to apply.


  • Competitive Postdoc salary ($65,610)
  • Exciting, collaborative work environment at the forefront of science using state-of-the-art techniques
  • Generous benefits package including health insurance, paid parental leave, vacation/sick and 401(k) with 5% employer match
  • Work visa sponsorship available for qualified candidates

To be considered, please apply online by submitting your CV and a cover letter including a summary of your research interests and the contact information for 3 references.

For additional information, please contact:
  Tara Tracy, PhD, Assistant Professor
  Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  [email protected]

Our success will ultimately change healthcare. 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, non-profit institution located in Marin County, CA, with the goal of increasing human healthspan, 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. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to create an atmosphere where diversity of identity, experience, and background are welcomed, valued, and supported. Candidates who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.