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Postdoctoral Scholar - Innovative Genomics Initiative - Cho Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 8th, 2018
Next review date: April 8th, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: April 15th, 2019
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 – Biology, Microbiology - Innovative Genomics Institute, Cho Lab

The Innovative Genomics Institute at The University of California Berkeley invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position on an Innovative Genomics Institute project. The work will involve the research projects related to maize genomics and transformation.

The candidate will be responsible for preparing plant donor materials, testing tissue culture response of several maize lines, generating and shipping transgenic events and molecular analysis of transgenic/genome-edited plants. The candidate will be involved with inter-laboratory collaboration and will work with team members to develop biological hypotheses, test hypothesis via experiments, present research progress in project meetings and conferences and prepare manuscripts for publication.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications required at the time of application:
• Ph.D. or equivalent international degree program in the field of Plant Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or Molecular Biology.

Additional Qualifications required by start date:
• Experience with vector construction, molecular biology, and plant tissue culture.

Preferred Qualifications by start date:
• Knowledge of different transformation protocols

Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Myeong-Je Cho and will be working at the Innovative Genomics Institute at UC Berkeley. The initial appointment is 100% for one (1) year with the expectation of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The anticipated start date of this position will be as early as January 2019.

Salary: $49,188 – $59,736, depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits.

How to apply: To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit the following documents as PDFs: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for one to three 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 recruitment will remain open until filled. Specific questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Kenson Cheng, HR Partner,

Berkeley is a Family Responsive Institution

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

Berkeley Seeks to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Innovative Genomics Institute is interested in candidates who have research interests in subjects that will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equal opportunity.

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.

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

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