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Posted by , on 2 April 2019

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

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 ( Our laboratory uses a combination of molecular biology, histology, tissue culture, mouse transgenesis, and cutting-edge imaging 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.


Position requirements:

  • 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:

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