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Interested in a position in the department of Biochemistry? See below for our open job opportunities. Open job opportunities include: faculty positions, postdoctoral positions, and other research positions.
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Faculty Positions

Open Faculty Position in Epigenetics in the Department of Biochemistry 
University of California, Riverside

Posted: 11/25/19

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level or a tenured position at the rank of an Associate or Full Professor, effective July 1, 2020. 

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist performing basic research in any area of epigenetics, including, but not limited to, studies of chromatin biology, regulatory RNA, or epitranscriptomics in development, disease, regeneration and/or ageing.  The successful candidate will have a record of outstanding research productivity and creativity, and will be expected to develop and lead an innovative independent, extramurally funded research program.  The position will build on existing strengths of the Department in structural, molecular, and cellular biology, and will benefit from the cutting-edge facilities for genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microscopy, and high-throughput small molecule and genetic screening.  A generous start-up package will be provided to complement outstanding laboratory and office space, with salary commensurate with experience.

For all levels, applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, or related fields, and will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and engage in service activities.  Potential leadership positions for a senior candidate include chairing the department or directing the department’s graduate program.  For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications by January 22, 2020. Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2020.

For all levels, applications should be submitted online at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01222, and should contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of proposed research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of past and/or planned future contributions to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence.  Applicants for the Assistant level should also provide at least three letters of recommendation; applicants for the Associate/Full level should provide contact names and addresses of at least three references.  Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty in genomics, epigenetic regulation, or metabolic control in model organisms. These include faculty with expertise in structural, molecular, and cellular biology who study epigenetic coregulators and modifications of chromatin structure, transcription regulation, DNA repair, and their roles in cancer, metabolism, stem cell biology, and aging.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jeff Perry, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside (jeff.perry@ucr.edu).  For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Kendall Dunmore, Academic Personnel, at kendall.dunmore@ucr.edu. Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry can be found at: http://biochemistry.ucr.edu.

Advancement through the Faculty ladder ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is growing its multidisciplinary research centers across the different colleges and departments including stem cells, ageing, infectious diseases, molecular and translational medicine.  The Riverside campus is situated in a historic citrus growing area in Southern California and is within driving distance of other UC campuses (UCLA, UCI, UCSD), research institutes and biotech industries. For further Campus information visit http://www.ucr.edu.

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.

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.

Assistant/ Associate Professor in Metabolomics of Adaptive Responses
University of California, Riverside

posted: 3/27/19

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate level in the area of metabolomics focusing on cellular and physiological responses. These positions are part of a major initiative in the area of metabolomics, as UCR seeks to hire five faculty in this research area in the next three years. The new faculty will build on UCR’s current strengths in: infectious disease; host-pathogen interactions; environmental toxicology; neuroscience, aging and neurodegeneration; stem cells in development and tissue repair; evolution of secondary metabolic pathways; medicinal plants; plant secondary metabolites and human health; as well as emerging research areas such as microbiomes, eco-metabolomics, and quantitative metabolomic imaging and downstream analyses.

Successful candidates will have an appointment in an appropriate department in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, School of Medicine, or Bourns College of Engineering where researchers are already working on the metabolomics of cellular signaling including chronic diseases (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and metabolic), nutrition, mathematical and computational modeling, plant biology, and agriculture.

Successful candidates must possess an M.D. or Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Candidates must demonstrate notable scientific contributions, evidenced by high quality peer-reviewed publications. Assistant-level applicants will be expected to set up an independent research program and must demonstrate the potential to secure extramural funding. Associate-level applicants are expected to have established research programs and a strong record of sustained extramural funding. All candidates should be able to demonstrate cutting-edge expertise in the development or application of metabolomics, including imaging, to biological signaling.

The University of California, Riverside is ranked among the nation’s Top 15 Public Research Universities according to Washington Monthly. The successful candidate will have access to the state-of-the-art facilities in cores operated by the Institute of Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB), which includes the recently launched Metabolomics Core, as well as cores dedicated to bioinformatics, microscopy, proteomics, and sequencing. Faculty are encouraged to collaborate broadly with colleagues at UCR and elsewhere, and entrepreneurship is encouraged.

As a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body, UCR’s 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.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A competitive start-up package will be provided. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two to three years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is centrally located within the Southern California area and situated in a historic citrus-growing area surrounded by mountain ranges. Riverside is an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain wilderness or desert environments, and housing in the area is affordable. The campus boasts a fully-accredited child care facility. UCR maintains a commitment to “family friendly” policies and programs including opportunities for spousal/partner hiring. UCR is located in close proximity to a host of high-profile universities, research institutes, and biotech industries in Southern California.

To apply:
Applicants for the Assistant Professor level position should apply through: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01090. Applicants for the Associate Professor level should apply through: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01091.  If a candidate has a pending tenure decision at their current institution, applying for both the Assistant and Associate level positions is encouraged to allow hiring at the appropriate level within the University of California. Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Publication List, Statement of Research, Teaching Philosophy Statement, and a Contributions to Diversity Statement at the site(s) above. Names of three to five individuals for Letters of Reference should be submitted to the site(s) above; letter requests will occur immediately for applicants for the Assistant level position. Letters will be requested for applications at the Associate level after application material review. All confidential Letters of Recommendation will be uploaded to the recruitment website.

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2019. We will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications and have all Letters of Reference arrive by the above date.  The position will remain open until filled.

Additional inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Linda Walling, Search Committee Chair (email: lwalling@ucr.edu). For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Eric Chong, Academic Personnel (eric.chong@ucr.edu).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

Research Positions

Currently no open research position searches.

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position - RNA biology and epigenetics

Murn Laboratory

Posted: 12/16/19

We are looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to work on RNA biology and epigenetics in mammalian cells.

Murn Lab Photo for Postdoc Search

The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Jernej Murn in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside. A successful applicant will have a strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology. Prior training in bioinformatics, RNA biology, neurobiology, and/or stem cell biology is desirable. For more information about the lab, please visit https://www.murnlab.info/.

The position is available starting immediately. Interested applicants should send their CV and contact information of three referees to Dr. Murn at jernej.murn@ucr.edu.

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.

 

Postdoc in stem cell and cancer research:

Cheloufi Laboratory

We are looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to work on epigenetic regulation of cellular plasticity in the context of cancer and regenerative medicine.

The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Sihem Cheloufi in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside. A successful applicant will have a strong background in cell and molecular biology. Prior experience with stem cells, RNA, chromatin and computational biology is desirable. For information, please visit https://profiles.ucr.edu/sihem.cheloufi

The position is available starting immediately. Interested applicants should send their CV and contact information of three references to Dr. Cheloufi at cheloufi@ucr.edu