NIH-funded Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Zheng lab at the University of California Riverside. The Zheng lab studies the mechanism and function of RNA processing in the brain. Current research projects investigate the emerging roles of alternative splicing and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay. For details please visit The position offers an amazing opportunity to continue training in neuroscience and RNA biology with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology, imaging, stem cells, genome editing, genetics, biochemistry, ribogenomics, and informatics approaches. Strong background in RNA biology, developmental neurobiology, and genetics is highly preferred. PhDs with expertise in one or more of the following, biochemistry, live cell imaging, cytoskeleton, in utero electroporation, single cell sequencing, genome editing, and DNA repair/recombination are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate upon experience and qualifications. Please send CV, a description of research experience and interests, representative publications, and three references with contact information to as a single PDF file. And arrange reference letters sent separately. We welcome and strongly support scientists with diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated for career advancement.


University of California Riverside is the fastest growing campus of UC with a vibrant research environment (including 7 current NAS members and 2 HHMI investigators). Our lab is fully equipped with modern instruments for neurogenetics research and is currently housed in a research building opened in 2011. We have been selected and expected to move into the newest multidisciplinary research building with the most state-of-the-art facility in 2019.


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. The campus is also located in a prime position close to other universities, research institutes, and biotech industries present in Southern California.


Sika Zheng Ph.D.

201 School of Medicine Research Building 900 University Avenue University of California Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: 1-951-827-7670