A Post-Doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ramendra Saha. The position is funded by an NIH R01 grant and involves studying epigenetic mechanisms of neurodevelopment-related gene transcription during developmental gene-environment interactions. This project will focus on ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes and their roles in brain development. Additional information is available on our lab website (faculty.ucmerced.edu/rsaha3)
Minimum Qualifications includes a PhD in molecular or cellular biology, physiology, toxicology, neurobiology, or, a related field; and proven writing skills, particularly with respect to report writing and editing.
Preferred Qualifications include evidence of commitment and ability to work independently as well as in foster collaborations within the team; and strong research record as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Interested applications are required to submit a 1) Cover Letter 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) List of three referees with their contact information (letters will be invited) and 4) Two most relevant publications.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. This is a full-time, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based on availability of funding, ongoing operational needs and satisfactory performance.
Internal Number: JPF00730
About UC Merced
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students and fellows from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby landmark destinations such as the Yosemite National Park.
Saha laboratory is a venture in neuroepigenetics; we study mechanisms and effects of neuronal gene transcription in brain development and function. We use a combination of advanced molecular biology techniques, mammalian genetics, and deep sequencing technologies to obtain a genome-wide view of transcription in vitro and in vivo. Our aim is to provide mechanistic insight on epigenetic regulatory mechanisms underlying gene-environment interactions in the context of neurodevelopmental disorders.