Pioneers in the study of the biology of aging

Some 20 years young, we are the world’s first biomedical research institution devoted solely to research on aging. Everything we do revolves around our commitment to helping people live better longer.

Forging new directions in research on aging

The Buck was a pioneer in research on aging, and now we’re a global leader in the field. We opened our doors in 1999, becoming the world’s only research institution singularly focused on the biology of aging, yielding insights into age-related diseases before they start. We hire scientists from a variety of disciplines to attack the problem from all sides because the answers we’re after won’t come from a single field. To enhance our process, we worked with world-renowned architect I.M. Pei to create a campus that literally would not allow our researchers to work in silos.

Our mission is to end the threat of age-related disease for this and future generations

We believe it is possible for people to enjoy their lives at 95 as much as they do at 25, and to achieve that, we’re seeking a more comprehensive understanding of the biology of aging itself.

Live better longer - together

The Buck Institute places the highest value on diversity, inclusion and equity. We believe that every person, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, or socioeconomic status, deserves to thrive in our community, that diversity is an essential element of our science, and that breakthroughs can only occur in an open and inclusive environment. The Buck is fully committed to standing by these principles.  

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We're big fans of life

That’s why the one and only priority of the Buck’s leadership is to support Buck science. We are at a critical inflection point in research on aging when fundamental biological discoveries are poised to become clinical realities. We believe the age of better aging starts now, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.

Eliminating Chronic Disease

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There’s always something happening at the Buck. We welcome the opportunity to share what we do because our work is important to everyone. Take in a lecture, go on a tour, or get some tips on healthy aging.

Scenes of where science happens

We are grateful every day to be working in such a beautiful place, and try to make sure to look up from our lab benches to soak in the beauty of our I.M. Pei – designed campus.

I love how everyone at the Buck is passionate about the same mission. So many perspectives and such different expertise, but we’re all a team, a family, united by geroscience and working towards the same goals.

John Newman

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Living Better Longer Together
Buck Institute for Research on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. Buck Institute seeks candidates whose experience and qualifications will enable them to contribute to our dedication to diversity and excellence.

We are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.


What Our Employees Say About Us?

“Inclusive, friendly atmosphere with great coworkers and great science being done in a beautiful location.”

“Feeds my sense of curiosity about aging and of being a small part of something BIG that is making the world better.”

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We rely on donations to support the science that we believe will add years to people's lifespan and decades to their healthspan.