The Brohawn lab at UC Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and 
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, seeks an outstanding postdoctoral scientist 
with a strong background in structural biology to join our team. 

We study cellular electrical excitability and sensory transduction through 
structural, mechanistic and physiological investigation of the ion channels, 
transporters and regulatory complexes that underlie these fundamental aspects 
of nervous system function. We use structural approaches (X-ray crystallography 
and cryo-electron microscopy) combined with electrophysiological, biophysical, 
and imaging techniques. For more information, please see the lab website 
( and some recent publications listed below.

The laboratory is well funded and equipped. Candidates will benefit from access 
to state of the art equipment and the exceptional community of structural 
biologists and neuroscientists at UC Berkeley and the surrounding San Francisco 
bay area. 

The position requires demonstrated experience in protein expression and 
purification and either X-ray crystallography or cryo-electron microscopy with 
a Ph.D. or M.D. in a related field. Experience in membrane protein 
biochemistry, cell culture and/or electrical recording is an asset, but is not 
required. Candidates motivated to learn biophysical and electrophysiological 
approaches to complement their structural background are encouraged to apply. 

Those interested should send a CV and contact information for three references 
to Prof. Stephen Brohawn:

Brohawn, Campbell & MacKinnon, Nature 2014
Brohawn, Su & MacKinnon, PNAS 2014
Brohawn, Campbell & MacKinnon, PNAS 2013
Brohawn, del Mármol & MacKinnon, Science 2012
Brohawn, ANYAS 2015 (review) 

Stephen Brohawn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology &
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
University of California, Berkeley

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