Postdoctoral Scholar – Goulding Lab

June 30, 2024


Salary range: The salary range for this position is $60,000-$71,952. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoctoral Scholar Scale for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated experience, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.


Open date: September 25, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Goulding lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at University of California, 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.
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.

Initial appointment requires a two-year commitment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University guidelines.

Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to the following on-line recruitment URL:

UCI provides excellent support for postdocs (, which includes the development of leadership and teaching skills, career development, and full benefits. Several childcare services are available on campus. UCI campus is located on the beautiful Southern Californian coast-line approximately five miles from vibrant Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. It is also driving distance to Los Angeles and San Diego.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Accepting All Applications.


Document requirements

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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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.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.