The Curras-Collazo Lab at the University of California Riverside is seeking a talented, highly motivated candidate to fill a Department of Defense-funded postdoc position. Our research team is uniquely positioned to combine research methods and manipulation techniques allowing an interdisciplinary approach to address important questions in gut-brain interactions and neurotoxicology.
The postdoc hire will serve a key role in research studies focused on the metabolic, inflammatory and cognitive/mood impairments associated with Gulf War illness (GWI) in a mouse model. We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including behavior, physiology, molecular biology and toxicology to understand the etiology and pathophysiology of GWI.
Ph.D. degree or equivalent in physiology, biomedical sciences, neuroscience or related discipline is required
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both verbal and written)
Solid experience in Western blotting or PCR arrays and behavioral testing
Candidates are expected to be highly self-motivated and have a strong desire to become an independent investigator
Analytical skills with computer-assisted densitometry and statistics programs are a plus
Ready to start immediately
What we offer:
Excellent opportunities to advance your academic career
Excellent training in technical and analytical skills
Vibrant and dynamic research environment
Collaborations with gut microbiology, gut-brain physiology and molecular biology labs at UC Riverside
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a single PDF including a cover letter detailing your research experiences, interests and career goals, CV and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of California 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.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate and graduate 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: M. Curras-Collazo
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.