Open Positions

Postdoctoral positions

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are currently available. Research directions are 1) genetically encoding unnatural amino acids (Uaas) to investigate protein modification and signaling in vivo and 2) genetically encoding light-responsive Uaas to study the function of ion channels and neuronal receptors in cells and in vivo. See Publications for examples, and inquiries are welcome. We seek candidates with knowledge and research experience in organic chemistry, molecular biology, chemical biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or synthetic biology, and who are innovative and highly motivated. For the 2nd research direction, candidates with training and research experience in electrophysiology and neuroscience are preferred. Salary will be paid according to the NIH guideline.

Please send CV, cover letter (a brief summary of your research and reasons why you are interested in the position), and three references to:

Lei Wang, PhD
Chemical Biology and Proteomics Laboratory
UCSF SCRB Box 3122
555 Mission Bay Blvd S Rm 452X
San Francisco CA 94158

[email protected]


We welcome students from Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB), TETRAD, Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, and Neuroscience programs to rotate and join our group. For more info about ongoing research projects, feel free to contact Lei Wang and visit our lab (Smith Cardiovascular Research Building, room 482 and room 414).