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Postdoctoral Scholar- Professor Titov Lab – QB3 Institute

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 19th, 2019
Next review date: Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 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.


Postdoctoral Researcher – Professor Titov Lab – QB3 Institute


The QB3 Institute at the University of California, Berkeley is looking for a talented postdoctoral researcher to join the Titov lab to study the interplay between energy metabolism and aging using nematode C. elegans. The successful candidate will lead the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award-funded project focused on using novel genetically encoded tools (GEMMs) to manipulate metabolism in live C. elegans in compartment- and tissue-specific manner. The availability of these novel tools will allow us to establish causal connections between specific diet-induced changes in metabolism and diet-induced phenotypes including lifespan extension, foraging behavior, reproduction, gene expression changes etc.


The successful candidate will work under the broad direction of the principal investigator. Particular experimental techniques that we plan to use include but are not limited to generation of transgenic C. elegans capable of inducible- and tissue-specific expression of GEMMs using MosSCI, operation of our lab’s Lifespan Machine to automatically measure lifespan of thousands of C. elegans, generation and analysis of RNAseq and proteomics datasets, use of genetically encoded fluorescence sensors to measure metabolic state of C. elegans and various other assays to measure the physiological state of C. elegans under different conditions.

Basic Qualifications required at the time of application:

Ph.D or equivalent international degree or enrolled in Ph.D or equivalent international degree program

Additional Qualifications required by start date:

PhD or equivalent international degree

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in chemistry, biology, or related field

Salary: This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full time, one year position with the possibility of extension.

How to apply:

To apply, please go to the following link:

Contact information for three references are required however, 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 start date is negotiable and the earliest start date is August 1st 2019. The initial appointment is for the duration of 1 year with extension upon satisfactory performance. Please address inquiries to Professor Titov,

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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Please describe previous research experience (one page or less).

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)