Postdoctoral Researcher in Immunology and Chronic Diseases of Aging – Winer lab

8001 Redwood Blvd.
Novato, CA 94945
United States
Job Posted Date: 
April 4, 2023
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The Winer lab at the Buck Institute is interested in studying how the immune system influences chronic inflammation during aging and age-related disease. We are looking for an independent and highly motivated recent PhD, MD, or MD/PhD graduate with a strong background in immunology or cell biology, to study mechanisms of inflammation with age using mouse and cell culture models.


The Winer lab at the Buck Institute studies how the immune system influences chronic inflammation during insulin resistance, which occurs in settings of metabolic syndrome and aging (see sample lab papers: Tsai et al Cell Metab 2018, 922-34; Ghazarian et al Science Immunol 2017, Apr 21; Winer et al Cell Metab 2016, 413-26; Luck et al Cell Metab 2015, 527-42; Winer et al Nature Med 2011, 610-7; Winer et al Nature Med 2009; 921-9).  We also have an interest in mechanoimmunology (Du et Nat Rev Immunol 2023; Charkraborty et al Cell Rep 2021). We use immunology, molecular biology, including multi-omic assays, endocrinology, mouse models, and tissue culture assays to elucidate mechanisms by which immune cells and immune molecules influence inflammation in tissues.

The selected applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to several projects, including:

  1. The immune system in obesity and insulin resistance.
  2. The immune system in aging and neurodegenerative disease.
  3. The impact of mechanical forces on immune and other cells.


  • 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 $68,000, with a range up to $82,000 commensurate with postdoc level & experience.
  • Generous benefits include health insurance, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, vacation/sick, and 401(k) with 5% employer match.
Job Requirements: 
  • PhD, MD, or MD/PhD graduate with a strong background in immunology or molecular biology.
  • Prior experience in immunological and molecular assays including immune cell culture assays, flow cytometry, Q-PCR, Western blotting, and ELISA is desirable, in addition to experience with mouse handling.
  • Previous work in bioinformatics of RNA sequencing datasets and organoid culture work is especially desirable. 
  • Ambitious, independent, and hard-working.
  • Will work on a high impact project plus have creative freedom to pursue your own ideas. 
How to Apply: 

Position is available immediately at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging located in the San Francisco Bay region. While we welcome applications from all qualified individuals, U.S. citizens and permanent residents will receive preference due to specific funding opportunities.

Please click the “Apply” button to upload a CV and a cover letter including contact information for three professional references. Please direct any questions to: [email protected]

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