Postdoctoral Associate - Kuriyan Lab

Berkeley, California (US)
July 27 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking for a creative, motivated, and highly skilled Postdoctoral Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. John Kuriyan at the University of California, Berkeley. The Kuriyan lab studies the mechanisms, evolution, and structures of the molecular switches that carry out cellular signal transduction. They use biochemical, biophysical, structural and cell biological analyses to elucidate mechanisms, and also study how these mechanisms change with evolution. A major focus of the lab is to understand the allosteric communication that enables proteins to be exquisitely responsive to input signals. They use high-throughput mutational analysis to determine the sensitivity of these mechanisms to perturbations, in order to determine the molecular principles governing regulation and specificity. For more information about Dr. Kuriyan and the lab’s research, please visit


The chosen candidate will join a project aimed at understanding allosteric mechanisms, using deep-mutagenesis methods to study structure-function relationships in DNA replication proteins. The mutagenesis experiments will be augmented by biochemical and biophysical characterization of the properties of variant replication proteins. For more information about the project, see Subramanian et al., 2021 eLife (



A Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cell biology, or a closely related field is required.

Experience in using DNA sequencing-based high-throughput assays is required.
Experience in analyzing datasets is required.
Experience in analytical biochemistry is preferred.
Experience with protein structure and the dissection of structural mechanisms would be a plus.

Application Instructions
Please include the following items as part of your application (preferably as one PDF):


  • Your curriculum vitae including list of publications


  • A cover letter detailing your interest in this role


  • A list of three professional references with up-to-date contact information




HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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