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Post-doc Position in Pharmacology and Neuroscience

UC Riverside
Riverside, California
$54,540-$65,292, according to the NIH salary scale and dependent on experience
Closing date
Aug 30, 2021
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The Zagha Lab ( at the University of California Riverside is inviting applications for 1 or 2 full-time post-doc positions to join a newly developed, highly collaborative translational research project. The goal of the project is to develop a drug delivery platform for focal drug targeting. This research project is interdisciplinary, involving materials engineering, pharmacology, small animal surgery, histology, and electrophysiology. The postdoctoral fellow will be leading the collaboration between the labs of Dr. Edward Zagha (Psychology), Dr. Huinan Liu (Bioengineering), and Dr. Byron Ford (Biomedical Sciences).

A PhD in Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, or a related discipline is required at the time of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered. Excellent organizational and communication skills are also required. Applicants must have demonstrated proficiency in experimental ‘wet lab’ research skills. Relevant research skills, and preferred qualifications, include animal surgery, pharmacology, histology, materials engineering, and electrophysiology.

Applications must include 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statement of past and/or planned future contributions to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence, and 4) two letters of recommendation. Review of the applications will begin on August 30, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by August 30, 2021 will receive full consideration. All application materials must be submitted by using the following link:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Post-doc salary will be $54,540-$65,292, depending on experience.

The appoint will be for one year with the opportunity for two 2-year reappointments contingent on performance and available funding.


The University of California, Riverside (UCR or UC Riverside), is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system.
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