Postdoctoral Scholar - Metabolic, Cancer, and Stem Cell Biology - Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources - Nutritional Sci & Tox Dept United States

Postdoctoral Scholar - Metabolic, Cancer, and Stem Cell Biology - Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology


Job #JPF01983

  • College of Natural Resources - Nutritional Sci & Tox Dept



Open date: November 14th, 2018
Last review date: November 29th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 14th, 2018

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Postdoctoral Scholar – Metabolic, Cancer, and Stem Cell Biology Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology


There are openings for up to 3 postdoctoral positions available in the lab of Dr. Andreas Stahl at UC Berkeley. The aims of the positions will be tailored to the expertise of the successful applicant and complement the Stahl Lab's broad interests in the engineering of metabolic fluxes.


The following areas are sought:

Metabolic Biology
Activating brown adipose tissue holds the promise of burning excess calories and thus might lead to new strategies for fighting obesity-related disorders. As outlined in our recent Cell Metabolism paper (PMID:29514068), we have uncovered evidence for a new mechanism of brown adipose tissue activation that involves the creation and sensing of intracellular tension, which we want to characterize further by identifying its molecular components.


Cancer Cell Biology
Current NIH funded work is focused on elucidating the role of protein mediated fatty acid uptake in the growth of cholangiocarcinomas using in vivo models.


Stem Cell Biology
As part of a multidisciplinary team we are working on novel approaches to expedite the search for obesity and diabetes treatments by developing new microfluidic devices that combine human stem-cell derived tissues with each other to simulate normal and diseased hormonal and metabolic interactions.


All postdocs will work closely with the PI, collaborators, and our dynamic lab crew to design and lead research. The position also involves preparing grant proposals and manuscripts, data management and dissemination, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to integrate across biological disciplines, identify and troubleshoot promising new methodologies independently, and use the appointment to develop and pursue novel, exciting questions.


Basic Qualifications
Advanced degree or enrolled in advanced degree program at the time of application.


Additional Qualifications
PhD (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date. The candidate may have no more than four years of post-degree research experience by start date.


Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated expertise in cell biology and/or bioengineering
• Demonstrated expertise in oncology, genetics, and cancer cell metabolism or metabolomics.
• Demonstrated expertise in human stem cell biology
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
• Demonstrated ability to produce scientific results and to publish papers in international peer- reviewed journals


The targeted start date for this position is Late Fall 2018 – Spring 2019. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal based on performance and funding availability. This is a full time appointment.


Salary and Benefits
The annual salary range for this position is $49,188 - $57,528. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits are included


To Apply


Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter that summarizes research interests and professional goals, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference may be requested for finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity.


This position will remain open until filled.


Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to


The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.


All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality prior to submitting their letters.


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:


The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.


The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.



Berkeley, Califoria



Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - current CV

  • Cover Letter - 1-2 page cover letter that summarizes research interests and professional goals

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity. 

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