Postdoctoral Positions in Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Positions in Neuroscience

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA, United States

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 vivo calcium imaging is required. Analytical skills with Matlab or Python is a plus. For more information, please visit Send materials to:

- The Riccomagno Lab: Our laboratory uses a combination of molecular biology, histology, and cutting-edge imaging and mouse transgenic approaches to investigate the developmental mechanisms that regulate neural circuit formation. Proficiency in cellular and molecular biology is a must. Previous experience in mouse genetics is preferred. For more information, please visit Send materials to:

- The Haga-Yamanaka Lab: Our laboratory utilizes molecular biology, cell biology, histology, behavior study, mouse genetics, as well as omics approaches to investigate innate behavioral circuits regulated by steroid hormone signaling in mice. Strong cellular and molecular biology background is required. Previous experience in mouse behavior study is preferred. For more information, please visit Send materials to:

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references via direct email to the specific lab(s) in which they are interested (see email address for each lab, above). Positions are open until filled.

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.


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Postdoctoral Positions in Neuroscience