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Postdoc -Bioengineering -Herr Lab-QB3 Institute

Position overview

Position title: Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellow
Salary range: The UC postdoc salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: The current minimum salary range for this position is $60,000 - $71,952. Salaries above the minimum may be offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100%
Position duration: 2 years with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding availability.

Application Window

Open date: April 17, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024 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.

Position description

The Herr Lab at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking Postdoctoral Scholars aiming to gain expertise in design of emerging measurement tools for single-cell biology and biomedicine. Successful applicants will create bioanalytical tools designed for multi-omics (measuring multiple biomolecular types in the same cell), sub-cellular and organelle analyses, and/or spatial profiling across tissues. Driving biological questions span the fundamental life & environmental sciences to clinical translation. Projects are funded by NIH NCI and CZ Biohub San Francisco.

The successful applicants will gain experience in the design, microfabrication, and experimental characterization/testing of novel bioanalytical tools and application to high-impact biological and biomedical questions in partnership with multidisciplinary collaborators.

Job Responsibilities:
Specific responsibilities will include understanding and refining unmet needs driving innovation; design and development of devices and data analysis tools (in some projects including single-cell sequencing and mass spectrometry); experimental validation and design iteration; project management, and development of intellectual property (prior experience not necessary); communication of results through presentations and peer-reviewed publications; and experience developing grant applications in partnership with the PI.

Support in seeking individual fellowships at the national and international level will be offered.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date.

Preferred qualifications

• PhD in chemistry, bioengineering/biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or similar fields.
• Strong proficiency in microfluidic device design and micro/nanofabrication, with an eye for elegant solutions.
• Advanced proficiency in designing, conducting, and analyzing experiments involving bioanalytical tools and/or microfluidic/MEMS devices with high standards for rigor.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, and interest in mentoring including providing and receiving constructive feedback.
• Ability and desire to work within a team of interdisciplinary researchers as a team member, mentor, and technical leader in a vibrant, supportive environment.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

UC Berkeley