Research Associate I or II – Gerencser lab

Science Novato, California



The Gerencser lab at the Buck Institute is looking for a Research Associate to perform experiments and support the lab as an integral team member. The lab uses cell biology, advanced microscopy, and single-cell gene expression techniques to address fundamental questions about mitochondrial function in health and aging. A current focus is the regulation of mitochondrial function in pancreatic β-cells in human type 2 diabetes.
Education and Experience

·         BA/BS in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or a related field (for RA I level) plus 2+ years of relevant technical laboratory experience (for RA II level)

·         Knowledge of and practical experience with basic biochemistry and cell biology

·         Cell culture experience

Other Skills
·         Strong motivation to perform research
·         Excellent technical and problem-solving ability

·         Precise attention to detail and accuracy

·         Works well with other scientists under general supervision and independently

·         Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skillsThe RA will receive full training in specialized aspects of the work

  • The salary range for RAI is $50,000 – $65,000 and for RAII is $65,000 - $85,000 commensurate with relevant education/experience.

  • Exciting, dynamic work environment at the forefront of science using state-of-the-art techniques.

  • Generous benefits package including health insurance, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, generous paid time off, and 401(k) with a 5% employer match

  • Collaborative environment both for science and social activities.
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 how we age. We are an independent, non-profit institution located in Marin County, CA, to increase 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.
Please apply online by submitting your CV along with a cover letter describing your research interests and contact information for 2 references. 

Akos Gerencser MD. Ph.D.
Director of the Morphology and Imaging Core
Associate Research Professor
T: (415) 209-2273
[email protected]