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Postdoc Fellowship Opportunity: Innovative Genomics Institute – HS Chau Women in Enterprising Science Program

Posted by on Monday, March 21, 2022 in Job Opportunities .

The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) just launched the HS Chau Women in Enterprising Science (WIES) Program, an exciting new program working to promote gender equity in bio-entrepreneurship. The Innovative Genomics Institute is a collaborative institute between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco co-founded by Nobel Laureate Dr. Jennifer Doudna around the concept of using genome engineering to solve humanity’s greatest problems in health, climate, and sustainable agriculture.

The WIES program is open to both current UC Berkeley professors and to postdoctoral fellows working on solutions to real-world problems that are committed to supporting gender equity in biotechnology and are interested in developing their ideas commercially for the benefit of the public. The postdoc part of the program is open to anyone that is eligible to work in the US and wants to come to UC Berkeley. If selected for the program they will be hired as a UCB postdoc (provided they are eligible to be a postdoc at Cal).

For Phase I, four Fellows will receive up to $150k in support and lab/office space in the IGI Building on the UC Berkeley campus. After 1 year, up to two will be selected to receive up to $1 million in seed funding to launch a commercial endeavor. Applications are open now.

Learn more and apply here:

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