A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a highly-motivated individual interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of brain development. The individual will join Dr. Martin Riccomagno’s laboratory at the University of California, Riverside (http://www.riccomagnolab.org). Our laboratory uses a combination of molecular biology, histology, imaging, and mouse transgenic approaches to investigate the developmental mechanisms that regulate neural circuit formation.
The successful applicant will be involved in NIH-funded projects in one of the following research areas:
1) Regulation of neural migration by adhesive cues
2) Developmental profiling of caspase-dependent refinement
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and determined by NIH guidelines.
* A PhD or MD-PhD degree in a biological science
* A solid background in neuroscience or developmental biology
* Previous experience working with genetic mouse models
* Proficiency in cellular and molecular biology
* Excellent communication skills
* A demonstrated ability to work independently and learn new techniques
The scientific environment at UC Riverside is highly collaborative and multidisciplinary. One of the most significant resources available is the quantity and quality of valuable scientific interaction and support from fellow cell biologists and neuroscientists both within and beyond the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (MCSB). UCR is also home to the Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions (CGNI). CGNI provides a forum for scientific interactions among the members of the UCR neuroscience community, and organizes an annual research symposium that attracts neuroscientists from throughout southern California, and speakers from around the world.
Interested applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to: email@example.com
Internal Number: MARTINMR102918
About University of California, Riverside
Located on nearly 1,200 scenic acres in Inland Southern California and distinguished by more than 60 years of high-impact research, UCR is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities. One of the most diverse, inclusive institutions within the prestigious 10 campus University of California system, UCR serves as an incubator of new knowledge, an engine of social mobility, and an economic powerhouse. Currently home to approximately 23,000 students and 1,100 institutional faculty, the campus is rapidly expanding.
UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreations sites, as well as desert, mountain, and coastal destinations.
Please visit Dr. Martin Riccomagno’s laboratory website at http://www.riccomagnolab.org.