Postdoctoral Researcher in Genome and Protein Engineering (Hsu Lab, UC Berkeley)
- Hsu Lab, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
- Location: Berkeley, CA
- Job Number: 7064947
- Posting Date: Feb 27, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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About the Department and Lab
The Hsu Lab (http://hsu.berkeley.edu) in the Department of Bioengineering (http://bioeng.berkeley.edu) and Innovative Genomics Institute (https://innovativegenomics.org/) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in the field of genome and protein engineering. Our research aims to understand and manipulate the genetic circuits that control brain and immune cell function to improve human health. We explore the rich biological diversity of nature to create new molecular technologies for genome and transcriptome engineering, perturb complex cellular processes at scale, and develop next-generation gene and cell therapies. To do this, our group draws from a palette of technologies including CRISPR-Cas, engineered viruses, genome sequencing, massively parallel reporter assays, and pooled genetic screens (Hsu Cell 2014, Tycko Molecular Cell 2016, Konermann Cell 2018, Zhang Cell 2018).
You will work in a team that is developing novel molecular technologies for genome engineering and therapeutics. Some of the problems we are thinking about include new methods for genetic perturbations in high-throughput, editing of the postmitotic genome, and therapeutic delivery at the neuro-immune interface. One major area of interest includes invention of genome editing modalities that bypass the need for endogenous DNA repair pathways, paving the way for more flexible gene therapies and functional genomics screens. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in collaborative technology development, as this position involves multi-disciplinary work in molecular biology and protein biochemistry; cell biology; and genome biology/next-generation sequencing.
Minimum qualifications at the time of application: Completion of all doctoral degree requirements except the dissertation in a field with a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics (or related discipline).
Additional required qualifications (required by start date): PhD or equivalent degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics (or related discipline).
Preferred qualifications: Experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, library-based approaches, and next-generation sequencing methodologies is preferred. Bioinformatics programming skills (e.g. BASH, Python, or R) is desirable, but not required.
Salary: This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary range begins at $53,460 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How to apply: To apply, please read http://hsu.berkeley.edu/joinus and submit the following materials:
- A cover letter
- A curriculum vitae
- Statement of Research (One-page summary of research interests)
- Contact information for 3 references
This position will be open until filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.