Postdoctoral Associates - Martin Lab

Berkeley, California (US)
October 12 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

We are currently looking for two enthusiastic, self-motivated Postdoctoral Associates to work in the laboratory of Dr. Andy Martin at the University of California, Berkeley. The Martin lab’s research focuses on the 26S proteasome and related protein translocases of the AAA+ ATPase family. In addition to processing misfolded, damaged, and incompletely translated proteins, the proteasome selectively degrades a large variety of regularly proteins that are involved in cell-cycle control, cell differentiation, signal transduction, transcription, and other vital processes, making it an essential mediator of post-translational control. More information can be found on the lab’s website:


The Postdoctoral Associates will address exciting questions about the mechanisms of protein quality control, ATP-dependent protein unfolding and degradation, the ubiquitin-proteasome system, and ATPase motor function, and characterize the proteasome-degraded proteome. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who have demonstrated the ability to work independently and have a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.



A Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field is required.

To be considered for the single-molecule-focused position, you should have expertise in:


  • Single-molecule TIRF microscopy or force measurements (optical or magnetic tweezers, fleezers); single-molecule instrumentation and data acquisition


  • MATLAB or Python coding for custom data analyses


  • In vitro biochemistry and enzyme kinetics


  • Recombinant protein expression and purification


To be considered for the mass spectrometry/proteomics-focused position, you should have expertise in:


  • Mass spectrometry and proteomics


  • Protein crosslinking


  • Cell biology or biochemistry


  • Recombinant protein expression and purification


Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to learn quickly and to work both independently and within a team.


  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people from all backgrounds and at all levels of training.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • High level of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills.


  • Positive attitude with a problem-solving, resilient mindset.


Application Instructions
Please include the following items in one PDF as part of your application:


  • A cover letter including a summary of your research experience, your career goals, and your expertise in the relevant field(s).


  • Your curriculum vitae including a list of publications with brief (2-3 sentence) descriptions of your contributions to the published work.


  • Names and contact information for at least 3 references.




HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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