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Postdoctoral Fellow (Biological Sciences)

Postdoctoral Fellow (Biological Sciences)  - 93970

Organization: JG-Joint Genome Institute


Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBL, Joint Genome Institute (JGI, Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow (Biological Sciences) to join the Vogel lab.


In this exciting role, you will perform research on plant-microbe interactions with an emphasis on developing and using novel high-resolution ultra-sensitive label-free nonlinear optical microscopy imaging techniques to characterize interactions at cellular and subcellular resolution. The work will be conducted in close collaboration with the Ji lab at UC Berkeley which is developing the microscopy techniques. Responsibilities include identifying applications for these new techniques that will inform our understanding of the interaction between plants and their microbiomes. The main experimental platform will consist of small, enclosed ecosystems (EcoFABs, that allow for complete control of the microbiome, non-destructive imaging, and media sampling. This position will store and organize results for presentation and viewing by project team members and the wider scientific community and prepare results for publication in scientific journals. For more information contact John Vogel


What You Will Do:

• Identify use cases that use the new microscopy techniques.

• Perform experiments that provide insight into the interaction between plants and the root microbiome and/or beneficial microorganisms.

• Work with members of the Ji lab to image the interaction to provide insight into mechanisms.

• Use other techniques (e.g. 16S community profiling, metabolomics, transcriptomics, modeling) as necessary to provide a more complete picture of the interactions.

• Store and organize results for presentation and viewing by JGI staff, collaborators, and the wider scientific community.

• Interact with a multi-institution project team to ensure efficient communication and completion of • Write results up for publication.


Additional Responsibilities as needed:

• Work with group members and/or outside collaborators on additional plant-microbe projects.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Organization Website
Job Location

1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

What is Required:

• Ph.D. in life sciences with relevant research experience.

• Strong background in microscopy, molecular biology, plant biology and/or microbiology.

• Strong organizational and record keeping skills to record experimental results and analyze data.

• Laboratory experience in microscopy, molecular biology, plant biology and/or microbiology.

• Effective oral and written communication skills to present findings at group meetings and conferences and publish results.

• Ability to interact with a variety of technical and scientific personnel including Research Associates, Scientists and Software Engineers.


Desired Qualifications:

• Experience using bioinformatics tools.

• Experience with beneficial plant-microbe interactions.



• This is a full-time 3 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 2 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

• This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

• Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

• Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

How to Apply

How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

About Our Organization

Learn About Us:

JGI & Berkeley Lab: A View to Fuel Innovative Science in the Public Interest

They say it’s all about location and Berkeley Lab has it all: a view above the San Francisco Bay, cool breezes, and world-class multidisciplinary science within a diverse and respectful research ecosystem of 5,000 people. Nearly 90 years ago, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron, brought physicists, biologists, engineers and mathematicians together in Berkeley above the University of California campus to tackle the most urgent scientific challenges. Today, after garnering 13 Nobel Prizes, Berkeley Lab has sustained and grown that tradition of open, interdisciplinary team science, exemplified by how the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) addresses the most pressing energy and environmental challenges using integrative genome science approaches. JGI takes up residence in the new, state-of-the-art Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) along with the U.S. Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) to expand the frontiers of energy and environmental science in partnership with the worldwide community of researchers. Will you join us and be a critical part of our next ground-breaking discoveries?


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit for more information.


Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA, and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.


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Team Leader, Finance


Job reference number: RPM2_R00024_2021_10_18_Finance

Are you proactive, an expert at multi-tasking, and have outstanding attention to details? Do you have experience working with research grant management? Are you interested in contributing to enabling and supporting world-leading cancer research in a dynamic and inclusive team environment? If so, keep on reading as the GSC has an amazing opportunity for a seasoned leader in finance!

The GSC is looking for a new leader for its Finance team.

The GSC has a complex portfolio of projects, funders and partners, with more than 100 accounts and several dozen funders. As Team Leader for Finance, you will lead a team of five finance coordinators in the accounting team for all project accounts for the department, including reconciliation, reporting, accounts payable and receivable, expense authorizations and audit response. You will also be a key member of the Management and Administration Group, working closely with the leaders of project management, people systems, sourcing and procurement and operations. Team leadership includes performance management and ongoing supervision and mentorship of team members, as well as recruitment of new team members as needed. You may also be included in recruitment for other teams, and have opportunities to contribute to and participate in professional development.

Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)
Organization Website
Job Location

100-570 West 7th Ave.

Vancouver BC V5Z 4S6




  • Communicates with the various departments and levels of management within PHSA, UBC and SFU to ensure we have the most up to date policies and information for the various accounts, cost centres, financial analysis and reports.
  • Monitors expenditures on a regular basis. Reviews all financial information for GSC core operating and grant funds to ensure transactions are eligible and in compliance with funding agencies, BC Cancer, UBC, and SFU etc.
  • Ensures that monthly reconciliation of accounts and records are maintained and summarized for senior management to review.
  • Ensures core and grant-funded budgets remain within allowable spending limits. Manages the follow-up of accounts over budget by initiating remedial action, including withholding allocation to cost centres and communicating potential risks to scientists and senior staff.
  • Provides input into financial policies regarding the appropriate use of funds, approval process, records and reports to ensure the data integrity.
  • Participates in the creation and maintenance of internal controls.
  • Liaises with other groups within the GSC and the Management team to improve processes and procedures.
  • Supervises staff by providing clear responsibilities. Ensures team is provided with excellent training and mentoring opportunities. Monitors workload and ensures work levels meet operational requirements.
  • Provides period and year-end schedule to help coordinate tasks to ensure information is accurate and completed by reporting deadlines. 
  • Works with BC Cancer Research Finance to provide appropriate information required for internal and external audits.

Skills & Abilities

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized University in Business Administration and a Professional Accounting designation (CPA), plus 5 to 7 years of recent related experience in grant fund management; or a combination of skills and experience.
  • Experience managing a team of finance professionals.
  • Strong knowledge and working experience with generally accepted accounting principles and finances.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills; strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible to meet and adapt to changes in organizational priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel.
How to Apply

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected] using Job Reference No: RPM2_R00024_2021_10_18_Finance in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain online until filled.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working remotely on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

About Our Organization

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

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Digital/Social Media Marketing Manager

Clear Labs is looking for a Digital/Social Media Marketing Manager to join our team in the San Carlos office, with a part-time hybrid model. This position reports into the VP of Marketing. This person will plan, manage and oversee all aspects of digital marketing to effectively promote corporate and product branding priorities. The duties of this person include planning digital campaigns, measuring the performance analytics of a campaign, and leading our social media marketing plans.

  • Develop a digital marketing strategy for Clear Labs’ product portfolio and select the tools and resources needed to deploy and meet digital marketing goals.
  • Plan and execute all web, SEO/SEM, database marketing, email, social media, and display advertising campaigns.
  • Design, build and maintain our social media presence.
  • Contribute to marketing effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues that must be addressed.
  • Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs).
  • Identify digital marketing trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on the insights.
  • Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies through digital marketing.
  • Plan, execute, and measure experiments and conversion tests.
  • Utilize strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points.
  • Identify critical conversion points and drop-off points and optimize user funnels.
  • Partner effectively with cross-functional teams.

Role is based in our San Carlos headquarters, in the San Francisco Bay Area, but able to accommodate a hybrid working model to work virtually part of the time.

Clear Labs
Organization Website
Job Location

1559 Industrial Rd
San Carlos, CA 94070
United States

  • Full medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Onsite organic snacks
  • Lunch onsite 5 days a week
  • Unlimited Flexible Time Off
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Stock Option Plan
  • Proven working experience in digital marketing for healthcare products in the clinical diagnostics, medical device or therapeutics sectors
  • Demonstrable experience leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media, and/or display advertising campaigns
  • Experience in optimizing landing pages and user funnels
  • Experience with A/B and multivariate experiments
  • Solid knowledge of website and marketing analytics tools
  • Working knowledge of ad serving tools
  • Experience in setting up and optimizing PPC campaigns on all major search engines
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development and constraints
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work under minimal supervision
  • Analytical and process-oriented, comfortable working with data and making data-driven decisions
About Our Organization

Clear Labs harnesses the power of next-generation sequencing (NGS) to simplify complex diagnostics for clinical and applied markets. Through the creation of a fully automated platform bringing together DNA sequencing, robotics and cloud-based analytics, Clear Labs democratizes genomics applications to deliver increased clarity. Clear Labs’ turnkey platform accelerates outcomes and improves accuracy - from food-borne pathogens to infectious diseases, including SARS-CoV-2. With a novel approach, Clear Labs is helping the world better understand, track, and mitigate tomorrow’s novel pathogens. Visit to learn more.

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine invites applications for a tenure track faculty position from individuals with a strong record of innovative biomedical research. For this position, we seek outstanding applicants studying fundamental mechanisms of cell signaling in health and disease, with particular areas of focus in aging, inflammation, or metabolism. Candidates should possess experience, expertise and enthusiasm for teaching in an integrated and innovative medical school curriculum with a team of biomedical and clinical faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program. UNE provides a collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment, with strengths in neurobiology, immunology, infectious disease, anatomy, and medical education, with Centers of Excellence in Neuroscience (, Aging and Health (, Public Health (, Collaborative Education (, and Digital Health ( Outstanding research facilities include access to an impressive array of shared instrumentation and core facilities with expert staff who provide services in behavioral analysis, genotyping, histology and optical imaging. The successful candidates will be offered research space and a start-up package to support their research effort. Furthermore, the successful candidate will begin with 75% dedicated effort for research, with the remaining 25% effort being distributed across the teaching and service domains. Teaching expectations are that the candidate will mentor students in their laboratories and participate in lecturing (in their areas of expertise) as well as in small group activities within the medical school curriculum. Individuals with teaching experience in Gross Anatomy are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates for advanced positions at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor should have a record of excellence in scholarship and teaching and a history of success in obtaining extramural research funding and have demonstrated management and leadership capabilities. As members of a department with core values of diversity, equity and inclusion, successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to working with students and faculty holding a range of backgrounds and world views.



University of New England
Organization Website
Job Location

11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, ME 04005
United States


Eligible candidates are expected to have a PhD in the life sciences with multiple years of postdoctoral experience.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following information: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement [3 pages], 4) teaching statement [1 page], 5) a statement of contributions to promote diversity and inclusion [1 page], and 6) three letters of recommendation.

Applications can be submitted online at: Also, please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent via email by your recommenders to

About Our Organization

Maine’s only medical school, UNE COM is located on the southern Maine coast with campuses in Biddeford and Portland, which are approximately 90 minutes north of Boston. Our Department and College know the importance of investing and recruiting colleagues who, in their scholarship, teaching and service, demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse populations. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups in science and medicine are particularly encouraged to apply.


University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran Employer.

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R&D Group Leader (NGS for RHT Applications)

Job Title:         R&D Group Leader (NGS for RHT Applications)
Reports to:       Director, Reproductive Health R&D
FLSA Class:     Exempt

Introduction to Job Post:
We are looking for an experienced team leader and creative scientist to join our dynamic Research and Development team. The R&D Group Leader will lead a group of scientists and research associates to develop innovative NGS technologies for clinical applications in the Reproductive Health space.  The Group leader works closely with Product Management, Bioinformatics, Operation and Quality teamsto propose new product ideas, identify opportunities to expand the product line, and manage the complete R&D product development process to product launching. This role also contributes to the strategy and execution of IP portfolio, publications and external clinical collaborations.

The successful candidate must have in-depth knowledge of molecular biology principles and practice, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a demonstrated track record of independent product development, and solid experience in genetic testing or a related field.

The Group Leader role reports to the R&D Director. It is an office-based position and may be located in San Jose, California or Ann Arbor, Michigan. Approximately 5% travel, including overnight and international travel, may be required.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, coordinates, and monitors timely execution and completion of various research projects by managing the detailed activities of a scientific team of research associates and scientists.
  • Ensures the group's work is of high quality, exhibiting good experimental design, data summary and interpretation.
  • Actively mentors and trains group members in good experimental design and analysis.
  • Works closely and independently, through regular communication, with Product Managers to understand market trends and competition relevant to the product line(s) managed.
  • Generates new ideas and proposes plans for the development of a product line as a whole; and proactively works to obtain Product Managers' support.
  • Demonstrates ownership for the success and growth of product line(s); working with Product Managers, Operations, and other departments to ensure smooth development, launch and support of products within stated deadlines.
  • Guides junior scientists through the product development process, including design of specifications, transfer to manufacturing and drafting of related documentation.
  • Ensures that the group members maintain complete and accurate records in the relevant product development databases. 
  • Develops and maintains an external network of key research collaborators and scientific advisors in the academic/industrial community in which they are recognized as a key influencer.
  • Serves as an expert resource to R&D, Product Management and other departments supporting their success in reaching the goals of the whole organization.
  • Supports Sales and Technical Support representatives on technical matters.
  • Represents R&D at scientific meetings in front of customers and/or collaborators, including presenting seminars on TBUSA products in area of expertise.
  • This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Education/Certification, Experience, and Competencies:

  • Typically requires a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline followed by 10+ years of a mix of academic and industrial experience.
  • Experience managing the work of Research Associates with demonstrated potential to manage the work of PhD level scientists
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and judgment skills and the ability to mentor these skills in others.
  • In-depth and broad knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, including relevant techniques and applications (e.g. nucleic acid handling, NGS library preparation and sequencing, WGA, DNA/RNA/epigenetics, qPCR and oligo design).
  • Experience with R/python for NGS data analysis.
  • Good knowledge of the biomedical research industry.
  • Success in developing commercially viable products.
  • Prior experience managing external collaborations is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of U.S. intellectual property laws.
  • Collaborative personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

AAP/EEO Statement:
Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Takara Bio USA, Inc.
Organization Website
Job Location

2560 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95131
United States

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