Postdoctoral Researcher – Webb lab

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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The Webb Lab at the Buck Institute is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scientist to investigate the molecular mechanisms of brain aging and neurodegeneration. The successful candidate will have experience in molecular biology and/or neuroscience. A strong bioinformatics or data science background is desirable but not required. Candidates should have a track record of contribution to peer-reviewed publications, innovative problem-solving skills, and the ability to work well with a team.

The Webb Lab investigates the molecular mechanisms of brain aging and neurodegeneration, with a focus on transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms. We use a combination of cell-based models, in vivo mouse models, and genomics to interrogate age-related changes and identify new targets to treat age-related cognitive decline and neurodegeneration. The Webb Lab is an inclusive environment, and we welcome individuals from all backgrounds and identities.


  • Design and perform experiments to interrogate the mechanisms of neuronal aging and cognitive decline.
  • Use mouse models and/or cell-based systems to measure molecular features of aging and manipulate candidate targets.
  • Analyze data and prepare manuscripts in collaboration with the PI.
  • Participate in Institute events including symposia, seminars, and workshops.



  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, or a related field


  • Cell culture and/or in vivo mouse experience
  • Basic molecular biology
  • Bioinformatics skills and experience handling high-throughput sequencing datasets is desirable but not required
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work independently
  • Collaborative and inclusive approach to science


  • The starting salary for a new postdoc at the Buck is $68,000 in 2023, with a range up to $82,000 commensurate with postdoc level & 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, generous PTO and 401(k) with 5% employer match and profit sharing.
  • Collaborative environment – both for science and social activities.

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