Interested in joining the He Lab?


We invite motivated undergraduates with previous experience in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or computational biology to apply for a position in our lab. A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week, spanning two semesters and two summers, is expected. When available, students could send a CV and proposed schedule to

Doctoral students

Candidates for graduate study are invited to apply through the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB). The MCB program allows students to rotate through 3-4 different labs in the first year, providing a diversity of research experiences and permitting students and potential advisors to evaluate whether a given lab is a good fit. For application information, visit the MCB Graduate Program web site. The deadline for admission is around early December each year.

Postdoctoral Fellows

We seek a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow with a strong interest in cancer biology to functionally characterize novel microRNAs in the cancer pathways using animal tumor models, transgenesis and KO studies, and cell culture studies. Successful candidate should have a recent Ph.D. or M.D. degree, with strong background in one or more of the following areas: mouse genetics, cell biology and molecular biology, cancer biology and cancer genetics. Prior experience with developing/using mouse models is a plus. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to have strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills, and critical thinking abilities.

The University of California, Berkeley, is the preeminent public university in the country, located at the bay area, a short distance away from San Francisco. The Life Sciences Addition building, where the postdoctoral position will be located, is one of the primary loci of the biomedical research on campus.

For those interested, please send a CV, statement of research interests, and name & contact details of three referees to Dr. Lin He at Please indicate "postdoc application" on the subject line of your email.

We encourage applications from talented and motivated postdoctoral candidates with relevant experience in cancer biology, mouse genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, computational biology, and related fields. The strongest candidates are those with a track record of high-quality publications, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm for basic research, and a collegial/collaborative approach to science. Please send a cover letter, .pdfs of all published papers and pre-prints, and three letters of recommendation to Please indicate "postdoc application" on the subject line of your email.