Postdoctoral Researcher Professor Arkins Lab - QB3

Berkeley, California (US)
February 14 2018
Life Sciences, Genomics
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Postdoctoral Researcher – Professor Arkin’s Lab - QB3

Position Description:

The Arkin Lab in the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3 Institute) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee position in the field of functional genomics in non-model yeast and filamentous fungi.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will work with Professor N. Louise Glass (Department of Plant and Microbial Biology), Professor Adam Arkin (Department of Bioengineering) and Dr. Jeffrey Skerker (QB3 Institute) on a collaborative project with BASF researchers focused on developing high throughput methods for screening of fungi for mode-of-action studies, including genome-wide fitness profiling and co-fitness analysis. This Postdoctoral position involves using established fungal models for fitness screening as well as extending methodology to other species.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will perform genome-wide fitness assays using a barcoded library of Rhodosporidium toruloides mutants and also work on the development of a genome-wide overexpression library in Neurospora crassa. In addition, he/she will work in collaboration with other team members (UCB and BASF), analyze data, and write papers.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications required at the time of application:

Completion of all doctoral degree requirements except the dissertation in a field with a strong background in molecular microbiology, biochemistry and genetics (or related discipline).

Additional Required Qualifications (required by start date):

PhD or equivalent degree in molecular microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field. Experience with working in teams, as well as an ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bioinformatics programming skills (e.g. BASH, Python, Perl, or R) and/or analysis of genomic datasets (e.g. RNA-seq) is desirable, but not required.


This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary range begins at $48,216 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply:

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Research (one-page summary of research interests)
  • Contact information for 3 references

Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. 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:

This position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date is March 1, 2018. The appointment is for a duration of one (1) year, with possible extension, depending on funding.

Please address inquiries to Che Ly,

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