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Specialist Series - Associate Rank

Application Window

Open January 20th, 2021 through Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Division of Biomedical Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside is recruiting an Associate Specialist who will participate in full-time research on cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain development and abnormal brain functions in neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. The Associate Specialist will be responsible for characterization of mouse models of Fragile X Syndrome and ALS. We seek to recruit a scientist with the experience with mouse genetics, primary neuronal and astrocyte cultures (cortical, hippocampal and spinal cord preparations), neuronal transfections, RNA and protein assays, brain slices, immunohistochemistry, in vivo mouse recordings, microscopy and mouse behaviors. This position is an academic appointment in the non-senate series.

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. Advancement through the faculty 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.

The successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent degree) or have ten years of experience in the field. Candidates at this level enable research as part of a team and may provide some independent input into the planning and execution of the research. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful candidates must also have the clear potential or demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.


Initial review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021 and applicants will be considered until the positions are 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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required