Opportunities

We are seeking a new postdoc

The Bailey-Serres group of the Center for Plant Cell Biology, University of California-Riverside seeks a postdoc with demonstated experience in plant developmental biology and molecular genetics to work on engineering gene regulatory circuitry relevant to plant-environment interactions including drought, flooding and arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Our new "rice root response atlas", to be published in early May in Developmental Cell, will seed the project, along with unpublised work on root-AMF interactions. The project seeks to discover and manipulate plant-environmental responses for a beneficial outcome in the field.

Desired experience includes: research on rice or another monocot, knowledge or root developmental biology, plant-environment interactions including water-extremes or microbial interactions, tissue culture, and compuational analysis of genomic data. Strong organizational, communication and collaborative skills are a necessity. The individual will be a part of the multi-university NSF PGRP Plasticity Project that includes the Brady and Sinha groups at UC Davis, the Deal group at the University of Georgia, and the Paszkowski group at Cambridge University. The individual will work synergistically with others in the group and on the project. It is expected that the individual will mentor undergraduate students in research.

A PhD is required. The salary will be based on UC postdoctoral researcher salary scale and is based on experience and includes fringe benefits.

Riverside is affordable and near to beaches, deserts and Los Angeles.

Applications must include a letter describing your motivation, a current CV, and the names of three referees by 6/1/22. Application review will begin promptly and the position will be close as soon as it is filled. serres@ucr.edu.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates excited about research in plant biology, climate-resilient crops, gene regulation, or bioinformatics are encouraged to inquire about opportunities in the lab. Students should be able to commit 10 hours per week during academic terms, and are encouraged to apply for funding opportunities for full-time summer research.

Candidates should email Julia Bailey-Serres with information about why they want to join the lab, their resume, and two professional references.

Graduate Students

We welcome highly motivated, independent students with interests in plant abiotic stress biology and RNA biology and experience in plant biology, molecular biology, or bioinformatics. Please contact Julia to discuss current opportunities for joining or rotating in the lab.

Graduate students in our group typically apply through the Plant Biology Graduate Program or the Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics Graduate Program at UC Riverside. Prospective students can contact Julia Bailey-Serres with their CV, why they want to join the lab, and two professional references.

Eligible students should consider applying to fellowships, even before entering graduate school, to support their graduate studies. These include:

Postdoctoral Researchers

Prospective postdoctoral researchers should email Julia with their CV, their interests relevant to the lab, and the contact information for two professional references. All postdocs are strongly encouraged to seek self-funding.

The Bailey-Serres group is committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications and inquiries from students in historically under-represented minority groups are highly encouraged.