A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr Linlin Zhao in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside.

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree:  PhD
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The postdoctoral fellow will work on NIH-funded projects focused on elucidating the mechanism of mitochondrial DNA turnover (Nucleic Acids Res. 2023, 51(1):41-53; Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019, 116(36):17792-17799). The candidate will have access to the laboratory’s expertise in DNA damage and repair, mitochondrial biology, enzymology, nucleic acid chemistry and proteomics. Details can be found at https://zhaolab.ucr.edu.

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to interact with staff in the core facilities to acquire skills in proteomics, genomics, DNA sequencing data analysis and bioinformatics. The fellow will also have the opportunity to develop skills in scientific communication, student supervision and laboratory management. We welcome and support scientists from diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated to advance their careers.

UC Riverside has a vibrant research environment (including 12 current NAS members and 2 Nobel Laureates). The Zhao lab is located in the state-of-the-art Multidisciplinary Research Building, UCR’s newest and largest research building. The campus is close to other universities, research institutes and the biotech industry in Southern California. Riverside offers a wide range of cultural and entertainment opportunities, as well as affordable housing. The Pacific Ocean is about an hour west of campus, and the San Bernardino Mountains and ski resorts are about an hour east. The City of Riverside offers a vibrant lifestyle for both your personal and professional life: thriving educational institutions for all ages, a variety of parks and spaces, and a commitment to culture and the arts.

 Available Subjects:

  • Cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field.

Eligibility criteria:

  • A candidate with a strong background in mitochondrial biology, immunology, mammalian cell culture and genetic manipulation techniques such as lentiviral, retroviral and CRISPR will be preferred.

Application Procedure:

  • Interested applicants should send a CV, a 1-page research statement describing your experience and how you may contribute to the lab, and the names/contact information of three references to Dr. Zhao at [email protected].