Postdoc Position at the National Eye Institute (NEI), Maryland

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Position: Postdoctoral Position in Retinal Ganglion Cell and Optic Nerve Biology

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Closing date: Open until filled

The Position

The Section of Retinal Ganglion Cell Biology at the National Eye Institute (NEI) is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral fellow position. They strive to understand the molecular processes taking place in the eye in the course of glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. The development of novel, neuroprotective glaucoma therapies are of great importance. They are interested in investigating the potential neuroprotective benefits of several factors as well as exosomes produced by different cell types, intending not only to better understand their mechanism of action but also, subsequently apply identified protective reagents as a glaucoma treatment.


We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong background in neurobiology, molecular biology, and/or cellular biology with less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience. Experience working with rodents and/or electrophysiology is a plus. Good oral and written communication skills are required. 

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Tomarev by e-mail at [email protected] and include a cover letter describing research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

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The National Eye Institute’s mission is to “conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.”

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