Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Scholar, Olzmann Lab, University of California Berkeley

Kate Stuart
July 7, 2014

Postdoctoral Scholar position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. James Olzmann at the University of California, Berkeley.

Our research integrates systems-levels strategies (proteomics and functional genomics) with traditional cell biology approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate cellular protein quality control and lipid homeostasis in health and disease. We are particularly interested in understanding the role of ER and lipid droplet ubiquitination networks in controlling cellular metabolic pathways.

We seek highly motivated applicants with the courage and passion to transcend boundaries in order to discover fundamental principles of biology. The ideal candidate will be creative, have a strong background in cell biology and biochemistry, and enjoy working independently as well as collaboratively. The University of California, Berkeley campus is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and provides an incredibly rich scientific environment, including extensive resources and opportunities for collaboration. For more information about the laboratory and recent publications, visit

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have a PhD or MD or equivalent in related field by the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
Background in biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or equivalent field

Appointment: Initial full time appointment is for one year, with renewal based on performance and funding availability.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary range is $42,000 – $49,128/annually, depending prior postdoctoral experience and qualifications. Generous benefits are included (

To Apply:

Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter describing their professional goals and research interests, a current CV and the names and contact information of three referees. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2014. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration. Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to

Letters of reference may be requested from finalists. 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 ( prior to submitting letters.

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