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Postdoc Fellow - Molecular biology, Neurobiology @ UC Riverside

Posted by: University of California Riverside

Posted date: Oct-18-2016

Location: Riverside, CA

Several postdoc positions are available in Dr. Huiwang Ai’s lab at UC Riverside (http://ailab.ucr.edu). The expertise of our lab is on protein engineering and fluorescent redox probes. Recently, our lab has explored new areas, including the biology and toxicology of oxidative stress, imaging of brain activities, and bioluminescence. We are looking for postdoctoral fellows with the following expertise:

1. Molecular biology, with previous experiences in sophisticated molecular cloning, gene library construction, and/or protein engineering. Persons with experiences in phage display, yeast surface display, fluorescent proteins, or directed enzyme/antibody evolution, are preferred. 

2. Neurobiology. The most common types of communication in the brain are chemical. Our lab aims to address the technical need for genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors to monitor specific chemical signaling in living cells and organisms. We hope to hire a postdoc fellow with strong expertise in neurobiology, such as neurotransmission, neuromodulation, and GPCR-based signaling. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated expertise in standard and advanced neuronal electrophysiology recordings and familiarity with rodent surgical procedures. Experiences in mouse models, imaging and morphological analyses, and animal behavior experiments are preferred.

The to-be-hired researchers are expected to be self-motivated. Please send your CV (education history and publication list), and contact information for three references, to huiwang.ai(at)ucr.edu.

We offer : 
• The possibility to work on cutting-edge projects 
• A stimulating, diverse and international research environment 
• Advanced training opportunities 
• Career development 
• Competitive salary and benefits

We thank all applicants; however, only selected individuals will be contacted.

UCR, established in 1954, is one of the ten general campuses in the prestigious UC system. The 2015 Annual Academic Rankings of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong) ranked the UCR Chemistry department 41st worldwide (25th in the U.S.) based on academic performance. The Nature Index, which is published by the Nature Publishing Group, ranks UCR Chemistry 30th in North America based on high-quality scientific publications. UCR has an excellent environment to conduct research!

Riverside is a southern California city about 40 miles east of Los Angeles and 75 miles north of San Diego. The small-city feel and proximity to the large metropolitan areas allow you to experience the best of both environments. Like the rest of Southern California, the climate is generally mild and sunny, and Riverside was recently named on of America's top ten Most Livable Communities. The Pacific Ocean is located about 1 hour west of campus, while the San Bernardino Mountains and ski areas are located about 1 hour east. UCR's location is ideal in the sense that you can take advantage of a large variety of recreational activities near campus. Southern California is a vibrant metropolitan area with many industrial jobs (e.g. biotech jobs), which should benefit your long-term career!
Job Title Postdoc Fellow - Molecular biology, Neurobiology (at) UC Riverside
Post Details
Email huiwang.ai(at)ucr.edu
Employer's Website ailab.ucr.edu
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Molecular Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Riverside, CA
Key Words cloning, protein engineering, electrophysiology
Start Date ASAP
Salary 47000 per year