A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a highly-motivated individual interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of reactive astrogliosis. 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, and cutting-edge imaging and mouse transgenic approaches to investigate the mechanisms that underlie neural development and neurological disease.
The successful applicant will be involved in NIH-funded projects investigating the role of reactive astrocytes during the progression of neurological disease using newly developed genetic tools.
A PhD or MD-PhD degree in a biological science
A solid background in neuroscience or related field
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 salary for this position is commensurate with experience and determined by NIH guidelines. Interested applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA/Veterans Employer. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Internal Number: Dr. Martin Riccomagno
About University of California, Riverside
The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.
Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR currently hosts about 22,000 students, with 900 instructional faculty, including 660 ladder-rank faculty. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and Provost Paul J. D'Anieri are implementing plans for an aggressive expansion of the faculty, planning to bring an additional 300 ladder-rank faculty onboard.
The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.
We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.