Buck Community

Working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato presents a range of compelling perks and advantages. Here, you'll be at the forefront of cutting-edge research in the field of aging, interacting with top-tier scientists in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Access to state-of-the-art research facilities ensures the quality and impact of your work. Mentorship and guidance from experienced faculty and staff members will nurture your skills and career aspirations.

Situated in the scenic Marin County, the Buck Institute's tranquil campus offers an inspiring setting for your research endeavors and professional training. A supportive community and social events enhance your overall experience. Additionally, access to research funding opportunities and competitive health and wellness benefits further enrich your professional journey. Most importantly, your work here contributes to impactful research that has the potential to improve the lives of individuals as they age, making your role as a postdoc at the Buck Institute profoundly meaningful and rewarding.

 See below for more information related to the postdoctoral community at the Buck Institute.

The postdoctoral association (PDA) at the Buck Institute is a vibrant and dynamic community. It’s composed of postdocs representing the many different labs within the institute. We are a multicultural space where scientists from various backgrounds meet to discuss their experiences at the Buck and offer feedback and suggestions.

Representatives of the PDA meet monthly with executive leadership to advocate for postdocs’ career development, benefits and organizational development. The PDA is also responsible for organizing, facilitating, and hosting career-development seminars, as well as the annual postdoc appreciation week celebration.

The Buck PDA is an active member of the Bay Area Postdocs group which includes scientists from the various research institutions of the Bay Area, as well as the National Postdoc Association.

Because of our successful association team, the Buck provides a unique opportunity for postdocs to develop their leadership and communication skills, in addition to providing an excellent scientific training.

Our mission is to foster a diverse and inclusive environment at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging by providing training and professional development opportunities to individuals from underrepresented and underserved communities. We also strive to engage our Bay Area community through education and mentorship to create a more equitable environment for individuals interested in pursuing STEM careers.

For more information, please contact the Buck MTA

The goal of the Buck Women in Science (BWISE) program is to promote the career advancement and success of women in their research by providing support and leadership training that is tailored for women. The BWISE program includes professional skills workshops, peer-mentoring sessions, panelist discussions on topics in career development for women, and events with invited speakers who are leading women scientists. BWISE happy hour events are held for informal discussions, social interactions and practicing skills with role-playing exercises. BWISE training includes opportunities to learn about refining networking and negotiation skills, leveraging entrepreneurship and risk-taking to gain success, recognizing and minimizing non-promotable tasks, building executive presence, overcoming imposter syndrome, and managing up. BWISE sessions and workshops are developed and led by Buck trainees and junior scientists who consult with Buck faculty advisors. In total, the BWISE program plans 10-12 of these events throughout the year.

For more information, please contact bwise@buckinstitute.org

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