NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in RNA Biology and Neurobiology
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NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in RNA Biology and Neurobiology University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
NIH-funded Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Zheng lab at the University of California Riverside. Current research projects investigate the emerging roles of alternative splicing and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in the brain. In the past 3 years, the lab published in Neuron, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Nucleic Acids Research, Cell Reports, RNA, Journal of Neuroscience, etc. For details please visit http://zhenglab.ucr.edu.
The position offers an amazing opportunity to continue training in neuroscience and RNA biology with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology, imaging, stem cells, genome editing, genetics, biochemistry, ribogenomics, and informatics approaches. We welcome and strongly support scientists with diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated for career advancement. Salary is commensurate upon qualifications and 2-step higher than NIH NRSA stipends.
Strong background in RNA biology, developmental neurobiology, and mouse genetics is highly preferred. PhDs with expertise in one or more of the following, biochemistry, in utero electroporation, RNA binding proteins, single cell biology, stem cell biology, genome editing, ribogenomics, cytoskeleton, and DNA repair/recombination are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send CV, a description of research experience and interest, representative publications, and three references with contact information to email@example.com as a single PDF file. And arrange reference letters sent separately.
University of California Riverside has a vibrant research environment (including 9 current NAS members and 2 Nobel Laureates). Our lab is fully equipped with modern instruments and is currently housed in a state-of-the-art research building. The campus is also located in a prime position close to other universities, research institutes, and biotech industries present in Southern California.
Riverside is a wonderful place to live, providing ample cultural and entertainment opportunities in a safe and comfortable community with affordable housing and living expenses. Riverside is about an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain. The city offers all the cultural advantages of any U.S. city, together with the amazing all-year-round weather of sunny Southern California.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission explicitly states the goal of providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The University of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.