Postdoctoral Scholar – Goulding Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

The Goulding lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California at Irvine seeks to recruit an outstanding postdoctoral scientist with experience and interest in structural biology and biochemistry of protein complexes. The Goulding lab focuses on heme uptake in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and bacterial contact-dependent growth inhibition systems. This position provides the opportunity for broad training in protein expression, crystallization, kinetics, spectroscopy, genetics, and molecular biology.

The University of California at Irvine campus is located on the beautiful Southern Californian coast-line approximately five miles from vibrant Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. It is also approximately 40 miles from both Los Angeles and San Diego. The surrounding areas offer affordable rental housing with a short walk/ride to campus, the beach and nightlife.

Candidates must have their Ph.D. by the beginning date of the appointment in Biological Chemistry or a related discipline (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemical, and Biomedical engineering). The successful candidate will have strong experience in molecular biology, protein expression, purification, crystallization, and functional analysis. Training in X-ray crystallographer is desirable. Opportunities will exist for involvement in specific projects and co-authorship of manuscripts. and requires a two-year commitment.

The salary will follow NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows and depends on previous experience.

Qualified candidates should submit curriculum vitae, the names and contact info of three references, and a cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position and overall research aims and accomplishments to the following on-line recruitment URL:

For more information about this position contact Dr. Goulding at

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.