Postdoctoral Researcher - Schilling lab

Postdocs Novato, California


The Schilling Laboratory at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to participate in innovative research aimed at understanding the biological and chemical processes that are common to both age-related diseases and aging. For this position there will be a particular emphasis on aging and age-related disease samples using proteomic workflows to decipher mechanisms as well as discover potential biomarkers. The qualified applicant will work with cutting-edge technologies and instrumentation in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Located in Novato, California, 30 miles north of San Francisco, the Buck Institute offers a rich scientific environment with renowned scientists in the field of aging research.  


  • Exciting, collaborative work environment at the forefront of science using state-of-the-art techniques.
  • The starting salary for a new postdoc at the Buck is $70,000 IN 2024, with a range up to $82,000 commensurate with postdoc level & experience.
  • 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.


  • Aging and age-related disease research – proteomic analysis of human tissues during the aging process, cancer tissues, Alzheimer’s disease tissues, and biofluids. The project will be embedded in a large collaborative effort at the Buck Institute and with outside collaborators.
  • Discovery proteomics, protein quantification.
  • Mass spectrometry (MS), modern instrumentation, technology development.
  • Biomarkers of Aging
  • Cancer Biomarkers - Extracellular Matrix
  • Many other projects are available in the laboratory that are directly related to neurodegenerative diseases, proteostasis, kidney injury metabolism, and the role of sirtuins.


  • PhD in Chemistry, Biology, or other related fields
  • Experience in independently operating MS instrumentation
  • Enthusiasm to work on relevant disease-related projects with precious sample sets (human)
  • Experience in Data Processing

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 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. 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. 

To be considered, please apply online and submit your CV plus a PDF document that includes a summary of research interests and the names, email, and phone numbers of three references.