Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley Biological Sciences
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar- Molecular and Cell Biology - He Lab

Job #JPF02870
  • College of Letters & Science - Biological Sciences - Molecular & Cell Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 12th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The He lab at UC-Berkeley is one of the pioneers in non-coding RNA (ncRNA) biology. The He Lab employs novel approaches in mouse genetics, genomics, cell and molecular biology to understand the functional importance and the molecular regulation of various non-coding elements in development and disease, including microRNAs (miRNAs), long ncRNAs and retrotransposons. The He lab is also well known for its development of novel genome editing tools in mammalian genetics. The PI Dr. Lin He received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2009, and is currently a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar. More information about The He Lab can be found via

The He lab is in the MCB department at UC-Berkeley, which encompasses a breadth of disciplines spanning all levels of organization and encompassing diverse organisms. UC-Berkeley is at a central location in the San Francisco bay area, surrounded by many excellent academic institutions and biotech/pharmaceutical companies. The breath of training, combined with the unique location of Berkeley, offer a nurturing environment for the next-generation scientist to launch on a successful career in biomedical research in academia and industry.


The He Lab at UC-Berkeley is seeking a creative, accomplished, and highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to work within our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the PI and junior students/staff members to study one of the following areas: 1) lung cancer metastasis, 2) cilia biology in the context of lung development and brain development, 3) pluripotent stem cells and preimplantation development. The postdoc fellow will also have a unique opportunity to learn our novel in vivo CRISPR-genome editing tools, and to contribute to new innovation to this technology.

Basic Qualifications required at the time of application:

PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree)

Additional Qualifications must be met by the start of the job:

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) and a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The candidate may have no more than four years of post-degree research experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with mouse genetics is preferred. Excellent writing and communication skills.


This position reports to Dr. Lin He. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for 1 year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Salary and Benefits:

This position provides full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the UC Berkeley Postdoc salary scale.

To Apply:

Please direct any questions to Dr. Lin He at

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

University of California Postdoctoral Scholars are exclusively represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). The union’s (UAW 5810) website is Details concerning your benefits as a Postdoctoral Scholar are set forth in Article 3, "Benefits," of the UC-UAW Local 5810 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). A copy of the CBA between the University of California and the UAW is located at:

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 through their work.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
Reference requirements
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