NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in RNA Biology and Neurobiology
Posted on August 19

NIH-funded Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Zheng lab at the University of California Riverside. Current research projects investigate emerging roles of alternative splicing and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in brain development, neuronal longevity, and neurodegeneration (Neuron 2020, JMB 2020, Neuron 2019, NAR 2019, NAR2018, RNA 2017, Cell Reports 2016).  For details please visit

The position offers an amazing opportunity to continue training in neuroscience and RNA biology with an emphasis on cutting-edge cell and molecular biology, imaging, genome editing, genetics, biochemistry, ribogenomics, and informatics approaches. We welcome and strongly support scientists with diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated for career advancement. Salary is commensurate upon qualifications and 2-step higher than NIH NRSA stipends.

Strong background in RNA biology, developmental neurobiology, computational biology, and mouse genetics is highly preferred. PhDs with expertise in one or more of the following, biochemistry, in utero electroporation, single cell technology, genome editing, RNA binding proteins, ribogenomics, and cell death are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send CV, a description of research experience and interest, representative publications, and three references with contact information to [email protected] as a single PDF file. And arrange reference letters sent separately.

University of California Riverside has a vibrant research environment (including 9 current NAS members and 2 Nobel Laureates). Our lab is fully equipped with modern instruments and is currently housed in a state-of-the-art research building. The campus is located at a prime position of Southern California close to other universities, research institutes, and biotech industries.

Riverside is a wonderful place to live, providing ample cultural and entertainment opportunities in a safe and comfortable community with affordable housing and living expenses. Riverside is about an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain. The city offers all the cultural advantages of any U.S. city, together with the amazing all-year-round weather of sunny Southern California.

Sika Zheng Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Biomedical Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Email: [email protected]