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Postdoctoral Associate - Glaunsinger Lab

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Berkeley, CA
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Primary Work Address: 2033 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA, 94720-3140

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The Glaunsinger lab at the University of California, Berkeley has a position open for a postdoctoral associate who will complement and extend our existing expertise. We study how viruses repurpose and alter cellular gene regulation machinery to create an environment favorable to viral replication, as well as how cells respond to viral invasion.We primarily work with oncogenic herpesviruses, although the lab leverages both DNA and RNA viruses to reveal new aspects of gene regulation. Research projects fall under 3 main categories:

1. Viral proteins that broadly restrict host gene expression: their targeting mechanisms, how select transcripts escape this restriction, and how cells sense and respond to infection-induced changes in mRNA abundance.

2. How oncogenic DNA viruses selectively induce and co-opt noncoding RNA by activating RNA polymerase III.

4. Viral mimicry and co-option of mammalian transcription factors.

We are dedicated to creating a culture of belonging, in which people of all backgrounds are welcome and can thrive as scientists and as individuals. We think that scientific excellence and creativity are best achieved through the collective efforts, approaches, and ideas of a diverse lab group. Postdocs who are interested in an academic career are welcome to take their projects and reagents with them to start their new lab. Please visit for additional information about our research, publications, and lab culture.



A Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, virology, or a closely related field is required.


Research experience in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred: mammalian gene expression control; eukaryotic RNA processing, modification and/or regulation; genomics and high throughput screening and data analysis; virology; recombinant protein expression/purification coupled with biochemical and structural analyses.

Application Instructions

Please include the following items as part of your application:

1. Your curriculum vitae

2. A cover letter summarizing your research experience and describing your interests in the Glaunsinger lab

3. A list of three professional references with contact information

Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our Benefits at HHMI site to learn more.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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