Postdoctoral Fellow position at the University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral Fellow position at the University of California, Berkeley.

Closing Date: 31st December 2022

Job Description

The laboratory of Teresa Puthussery at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study the structure and function of retinal circuits in health and disease. We combine two-photon calcium imaging, electrophysiology and molecular methods to understand how different retinal cell types and circuits encode visual information in the normal mammalian retina.

We also study models of photoreceptor degeneration to determine:

1) how retinal circuit structure and function is altered by photoreceptor loss and

2) whether cell-based therapies can be used to restore vision after photoreceptor death.

More details about our current projects can be found on our website.

The Candidate

Applicants should have (or soon have) a doctoral degree in neuroscience, molecular and cell biology, vision science, bioengineering or a related discipline. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: electrophysiology (patch-clamp or multielectrode array), calcium imaging, advanced microscopy methods (two-photon, confocal, light-sheet microscope, super resolution, electron) or functional data analysis. Experience with functional recordings in retina or other CNS tissues is desirable, but not essential. The candidate should have excellent time management and project-management skills.

The successful candidate will receive strong training and mentorship and will benefit from interactions with the vibrant vision science and neuroscience community here at Berkeley. The University of California, Berkeley 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. For the complete University of California non-discrimination and affirmative action policy visit here.

How to Apply

We have multiple NIH-funded positions that are available immediately. Interested candidates should submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests and contact information of 2-3 references.

Applications and informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Teresa Puthussery at [email protected].

Please mention that you saw this vacancy on Scientifica's website when applying.

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