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Post Doctoral Scholar - Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neural Development

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The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The scholar will work on projects related to the regulation of signaling transduction in brain development. The candidate is expected to conduct experiments in cultured cells and in mouse model, to interpret the results, and to write manuscripts on the results. The candidate is also expected to develop his/her own research questions within the scope of the project. This candidate may also involve in grant writing and student mentoring.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Qualifications for this position is a Ph.D. in cell biology, developmental biology or a related field. The candidate must be familiar with cell biology and animal experiments. Preference will be given to candidates with profound experience in cell biology and signaling introductions.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.

Review of applications will begin on 9/23/2017. The position will remain open until filled. The final review of applications for this position is 12/22/17.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a list of three or more references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e- mail address submitted through AP Recruit during the application process.

For more information, please contact Xuecai Ge at

Job location

Merced, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3-10 required (contact information only)