The Ou laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco is recruiting a highly motivated and creative scientist to join our team as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. Our group is interested in studying the early mechanisms underlying retinal ganglion cell degeneration and circuit remodeling in glaucoma. Our approach takes advantage of mouse models of experimental glaucoma, biolistic transfection of cells, microscopy, electrophysiology, and molecular and cellular biology. Highly motivated candidates with a solid record of productivity and a neuroscience background or related fields are sought. Prior experience with mouse models, confocal imaging, electrophysiology, molecular and cellular neurobiology, and programming are desired. Experience with RNA-seq is a plus. Responsibilities include designing and conducting experiments, analyzing data, preparing and presenting research findings at meetings, helping write scientific manuscripts, and applying for fellowships/grants. We are a small and collaborative lab that promotes a culture of openness, support, and career development. The successful candidate will have a recent MD, PhD, or MD/PhD (or equivalent) degree with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience, solid publication record, exemplary written/verbal English communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently while being a team player.
The research environment at UCSF is robust and collaborative, with a strong vision science group in the Department of Ophthalmology within a diverse neuroscience community. The Department also sponsors a postdoctoral fellow training program focused on mentorship, networking, and recognition. The lab is supported by funds from the NIH and other foundations. As a university policy, the salary and stipend levels follow the current NIH/NRSA scale with an additional housing allowance provided. UCSF provides quality on-campus housing and related services to postdocs.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Duration: Minimum of 2 years with advancement to the second year dependent upon satisfactory progress during the first year. The appointment may be extended beyond 2 years contingent on funding and satisfactory performance.
Please send CV, a statement of research experience, a statement of career goals, and contact information for three letters of reference (including mailing address, phone number, and email address).
Additional Salary Information: As a university policy, the salary and stipend levels follow the current NIH/NRSA scale with an additional housing allowance/supplement.
Internal Number: 002
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