Open Faculty Positions:
None at this time
None at this time
Open Postdoctoral Positions:
Postdoctoral Scholar research focus on cell and molecular mechanisms of response to injury
The laboratory of Dr. Manuela Martins-Green in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to join its research team working on cell and molecular mechanisms of response to injury.
The research will focus on determining whether injury caused by toxins, specifically third-hand smoke (THS) toxins, lead to epigenetic changes that result in reduced production of ATP. We also seek to determine whether those changes are passed on from generation to generation and for how long they might remain. This project will also involve other basic mechanisms of mitochondrial function affected by exposure to THS. For these studies we have developed a novel exposure system of mice that mimics exposure of children to THS in homes of smokers. The results we will obtain will have implications for policy changes to reduce/avoid exposure of children, the elderly, and those who live with smokers.
Postdoctoral Scholar position in combinatorial regulation of gene expression by RBPs and microRNAs
The Karginov lab in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside is seeking an excellent candidate to study the extent and mechanism of joint control of mRNA expression by RBPs and microRNAs. Our lab uses transcriptome-wide as well as targeted approaches in molecular biology and biochemistry to study post-transcriptional gene control.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, independent scientist with a Ph.D. in biology, chemistry or a related field, with prior experience in RNA biology. Good communication and organizational skills are a must, and familiarity with transcriptome-wide techniques and bioinformatics are a big plus. UCR postdoctoral salary scales are more than one step above the NIH NRSA scale.
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. UCR is an EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer.
To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter with research interests, CV, and contact information for 3 references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Hormonal Signaling in Mammalian Species
The Haga-Yamanaka Lab in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside is recruiting a postdoc. The position is immediately available. Our current research is focused on hormonal signaling in mammalian species. We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including cell culture, reporter assays, histology, molecular biology, as well as in vivo physiological and behavioral studies, and mouse genetics, to understand molecular basis of hormone signaling and physiological consequences of the gain/loss of signaling in the brain and other tissues in vivo.
Postdoctoral Scholar Gut-Brain Interactions in Chronic Multi-Symptom Illness
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 pathophysiology involving gut-brain interactions.
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. The postdoctoral researcher will be trained in desired research skill, will collaborate with other core members and have opportunities for teaching and mentoring.
- Ph.D. degree or equivalent in physiology, biomedical sciences, neuroscience or related discipline is required
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (both verbal and written) skills
- Solid experience in mouse behavioral assays and Western blotting or immunohistochemistry, PCR arrays
- 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
- Ready to start immediately
What we offer:
- Salary competitive with NIH scale
- 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
Postdoctoral Positions in Neural Circuits
Several postdoctoral positions are available immediately for highly-motivated individuals interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying neural circuit function and development. The individuals will join one of multiple laboratories at the University of California, Riverside interested in 1) neuromodulation of perception and decision making, 2) brain circuit development, or 3) hormonal regulation of innate behavior.
Who you are:
· A PhD or MD-PhD degree in neuroscience or related disciplines
· Excellent communication skills
· A demonstrated ability to work independently and learn new techniques
· Candidates with less than 3 years of postdoctoral training are preferred
Who we are:
- The Yang Lab: Our lab employs electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics and quantitative behavior approaches to understand the cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying neuromodulatory regulation of sensory processing and decision-making in mice. Solid experience in in vivo electrophysiology, or in vivocalcium imaging is required. Analytical skills with Matlab or Python is a plus. For more information, please visit https://www.hyanglab.com/positions. Send materials to: email@example.com.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references. Positions are open until filled.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Mechanisms of Biofilm Development in Chronic Wounds
Dr. Manuela Martins-Green, a professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to join her research team to study mechanisms involved in biofilm development in chronic wounds.
Dr. Manuela Martins-Green and her junior colleagues have developed a model for chronic wound development (Dhal et al., 2014) that they have used to demonstrate that Oxidative Stress and the microbiome of the skin are critical for biofilm formation in the wound and for chronic wound development (Kim et al., 2019; 2020). The recently funded studies will use this model to understand the molecular mechanisms by which Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is normally present in the skin as a commensal bacterium, becomes biofilm forming when in the chronic wound environment. By understanding the molecular mechanisms of this change we might be able to determine how to reverse the change and how to abolish P. aeruginosa-induced biofilm in the wound. The results obtained may lead to studies of proof-of-concept in humans with chronic wounds that could then lead to the development of new therapies for treatment of biofilms and potentially reverse chronicity.
Qualifications for this position: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in cell and molecular biology and microbiology. Previous experience with microbiology techniques is required. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential, as the position requires accurate recording and notation of complex data as the basis for analysis and research.
Strong communication skills (both written and spoken) are also required. Candidates should be able to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.
Salary: Candidates will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with their experience.
To Apply: Individuals interested in applying should send their curriculum vitae (CV), a description of their research experience, a statement of research interests, and a list of three references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developmental Biology and Environmental Toxicology
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the zur Nieden lab at the University of California Riverside to study how microRNAs tune early skeletal development. We have previously identified a powerful microRNA that enhances osteogenesis in vitro and now aim to analyze its role and that of its direct target in vivo using knockout and knock-in mice and genetic manipulation of Xenopus embryos. Similarly, we are interested in identifying how this and other microRNAs act to induce skeletal birth defects when embryos are exposed to environmental toxicants in utero.
The laboratory uses a combination of cellular (human ESCs, iPSCs, neural crest cells), molecular and genetic tools to understand how these microRNAs tune early differentiation - primarily that of the neural crest - to lay the foundation for proper craniofacial osteogenesis. For an overview of this and other projects in the lab please see our recent publications and the lab’s web page http://zurniedenlab.wix.com/ucrzurniedenlab.
Applications are invited from outstanding applicants with interests in neural crest, mesodermal or skeletal development and/or with an interest in stem cell biology and toxicology. Applicants are expected to work closely with collaborators Dr. Martin Garcia-Castro (University of California Riverside) and Dr. Bruce Blumberg (University of California Irvine) and in a team together with Graduate and undergraduate students.
Applicants should have a Ph.D and less than four years of postdoctoral experience. Knowledge in mouse breeding and husbandry, human embryonic stem cell culture and next generation sequencing is desirable. To apply send a curriculum vitae, bibliography and a cover letter with a brief description of research experience and the names of 3 references (with phone numbers) via e-mail to email@example.com.
Postdoctoral Position in Neurophysiology
The Santhakumar Lab (https://santhakumarlab.ucr.edu/) in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral scholars to fill 1-2 postdoc positions. The candidate(s) will participate in NIH-funded studies examining circuit plasticity and neuro-immune interactions underlying the disease progression and behavioral co-morbidities in models of experimental brain injury and epilepsy and related behavioral co-morbidities. Our group provides a vibrant research environment with multidisciplinary approaches including patch-clamp physiology in slices, optogenetic manipulations, multi-channel electrophysiology in vitro and in vivo as well as large-scale network modeling to examine microcircuit physiology and plasticity (Yu et al., Cerebral Cortex 2016; Korgaonkar et al., Annals of Neurology 2020).
UCR offers an excellent academic environment with a growing neuroscience research profile and opportunities for collaboration with a multidisciplinary group of faculty. Riverside offers an affordable lifestyle with proximity to large cities and all-year-round sunny Southern California weather.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent in neuroscience or related disciplines with research experience in neuronal circuits with experience in slice electrophysiology and/or imaging and multi-channel electrophysiology in awake behaving animals. An interest in quantitative approaches and computational modeling would be an asset. Our lab has a strong record of trainees securing independent funding and fellows will be encouraged to apply for independent funding after their first year in the lab. Salary will follow NIH guidelines. We are especially interested in candidates who are motivated to develop their independent careers as investigators.
Interested applicants should submit CV with publication list, statement of research interests and contact information for 2-3 references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Project Scientist Positions:
Project Scientist research focus on the functions of subcortical neuromodulatory circuits
The Yang Lab at the University of California, Riverside is seeking talented, highly motivated candidates to fill 2 junior specialist positions. Our lab is uniquely positioned to combine state-of-the-art recording and manipulation techniques with computational modeling to address important questions in systems neuroscience.
Our current research is focused on the functions of subcortical neuromodulatory circuits. We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including in vivo patch-clamp and multi-channel electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics, chemogenetics, quantitative animal behavior and computational modeling (e.g. Yang, Kwon, Severson, O’Connor, Nature Neuroscience 2016; Kwon, Yang, Minamisawa, O’Connor, Nature Neuroscience 2016; Yang, Shew, Roy, Plenz, Journal of Neuroscience 2012) to understand the cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying neuromodulatory regulation of sensory processing and decision-making in mice.
Under supervision, assist PI with research in the field of systems neuroscience.
Essential job functions
-Organize and keep laboratory mouse colony
-Assist with experiments for laboratory using a variety of behavioral, electrophysiological, and imaging approaches
-Prepare reagents, solutions and media
-Dissect mouse tissue and prepare it for histology
-Assist in data collection; keep records
-Assist in the assembly, testing and operation of complex laboratory equipment
-Comfortable handling mice
-Experience of basic rodent behavior
-Knowledge of use of routine lab equipment
-College-level coursework including courses in the life sciences and/or demonstrated lab experience
-Experience in histology
-Experience in electrophysiology or calcium imaging
-Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field
How to apply:
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. 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 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.