Position overviewPosition title: Postdoc Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoc series salary scale. Percent time: 100% Position duration: 1 year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding. Application Window Open date: September 6, 2022
Most recent review date: Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022 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: Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 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 BiomeForge, a new UC Berkeley group run by Jennifer Doudna and Jill Banfield, is recruiting postdocs to join a team developing in situ DNA editing of microbiomes. As part of BiomeForge, postdocs will build on proof-of-principle community editing experiments to create efficient and broad host range editing toolsets using various CRISPR-Cas systems, engineered phages, and next-generation selection markers. This precise control of microbiomes will be leveraged by the postdocs for mechanistic understanding and applied control of impactful microbial communities such as those in the human gut, cow rumens, and the rhizosphere.
Two postdoc positions will open in this group at the University of California, Berkeley Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI). These positions will be advised by Jennifer Doudna with day-to-day mentorship from IGI PIs Benjamin Rubin and Brady Cress. The postdocs will heavily rely on and develop skillsets in microbial and molecular biology, genetics, and genomics. Postdocs will be responsible for leading experiments and communicating results through lab presentations, publications, and conferences.
BiomeForge Experiments: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34873292/) QualificationsBasic 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.
The candidate should have no more than four years of post-degree research experience by start date. Preferred qualifications Doctoral degree in Biology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, or related discipline.
Publication record in the area of Microbiology, Genetics, Bioengineering, or related fields.
Demonstrated experience with standard and anaerobic cultivation of non-model microorganisms and microbial communities.
Demonstrated experience with genetic editing of non-model microorganisms.
Demonstrated experience with the development of model microbial communities.
Demonstrated experience with next generation sequencing and functional genomics assay development.
Demonstrated experience with bioinformatic analysis of next generation sequencing data.
Demonstrated experience with prokaryotic and phage genome engineering.
Experience writing grants and securing own funding.
Experience training and mentoring junior scientists Application RequirementsDocument requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
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