skip to main content
Home  /  Jobs  /  Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Zernicka-Goetz Lab)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Zernicka-Goetz Lab)

Post-doc positions are available in Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz' lab at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA. We are looking for post-doc candidates to join our lab to utilize multidisciplinary approaches to study cell fate, symmetry breaking and self-organization in mouse and human embryos and their stem cell models that we are building from embryonic and extraembryonic stem cells (Bedzhov and Zernicka-Goetz, Cell 2014; Harrison et al, Science 2017; Shahbazi et al, Nature, 2017; Sozen et al, Nature Cell Biology 2018; Hupalowska et al, Cell 2018; Bao et al, Nature Cell Biology 2022; Lau et al, Cell Stem Cell, 2022; Amadei et al, Nature 2022). We are particularly interested in candidates who have backgrounds in neurobiology, heart development or germ-line development although we will be delighted to consider motivated candidates in the broader field of developmental, stem cell and molecular biology.

Our group website:


Applications including a CV, a motivation letter, and contact details of 2-3 referees can be sent by e-mail to: Welly Makmura [email protected] (Caltech) or Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz [email protected].

Hiring Range
$68,000 - $75,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, experience, qualifications, skills, education, specialty, training, and internal equity.

As one of the largest employers in Pasadena, CA, Caltech is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, and more. Learn more about our benefits and who is eligible.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.