Are you interested in joining the Welch lab? We encourage inquiries regarding postdoctoral, graduate student, and undergraduate research positions. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. See more about our values here.


Postdoctoral positions
We encourage applications from graduate students interested in postdoctoral positions. Please email Matt Welch directly ( with a cover letter and CV. Please also identify three references who are prepared to provide letters of recommendation. More information about being a postdoc at Berkeley can be found in the Postdoctoral Fellow Resources compiled by the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology.

Graduate student positions
We participate in three UC Berkeley graduate programs: Molecular & Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Infectious Diseases & Immunity. Prospective graduate students should apply through one of these programs. Tips for applying to graduate programs can be found in this Graduate School Application Guide along with the International Student Guide, both put together by Cientifico Latino.

Undergraduate researcher positions
We are interested in training undergraduates to conduct research under the mentorship of more senior lab members. If you are interested to work in the Welch lab, please use this form to upload a statement of interest of 400 words or less along with your CV/resumé and your unofficial transcript. Students without prior research experience are welcome to apply.