Position Opening


Postdoctoral Research Associate

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Meng Chen in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at University of California Riverside. The M. Chen lab uses light signaling in Arabidopsis as a genetic model to study how gene expression is controlled by reorganization of the nuclear architecture. In particular, research in the M. Chen lab is focused on the photobody – a photoreceptor-containing, light-sensory subnuclear domain. The incumbent is expected to use a combination of molecular genetics, cell biology, genomics, and biochemistry to investigate the function of photobody biogenesis in light signaling.

Requirements: recent Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology; Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates with demonstrated research productivity (publication record) and expertise in biochemistry or transcriptional regulation are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please e-mail your CV with a list of publications, a statement of research experience and interest, and contact information of three references to meng.chen@ucr.edu.

For future postdoctoral positions in the M. Chen lab, please contact Meng directly at meng.chen@ucr.edu.


Graduate Student

We are always seeking self-motivated graduate students to join the lab. Minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

The M. Chen Lab is affiliated with the following Graduate Programs at UC Riverside:

Plant Biology
Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics (GGB)
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology (CMDB)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)


Undergraduate Student

The M. Chen lab offers great training in Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry for motivated undergraduates at UCR. Most previous undergraduates in the M. Chen Lab stayed for at least 2 years and finished a thesis.

For more information to become an undergraduate researcher in the M. Chen lab, please contact Dr. Chen at meng.chen@ucr.edu.