Postdoctoral position in Neurobiology, Genetics and Ocular Diseases at UCSF

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Competitive salary with living allowance
January 22 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Sai Nair, PhD at the University of California, San Francisco. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with interest in understanding the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases. Our lab studies the genetics of ocular diseases with a primary focus on glaucoma and other retinal disorders. Our goal is to identify genes, molecular mechanisms and cellular networks contributing to ocular neurodegenerative diseases. The lab employs a variety of multi-disciplinary approaches to dissect the role of complex disease associated genes at a mechanistic level.  We employ human genetics-based approaches to identify candidate genes and test their importance in disease pathogenesis using mouse genetic models.

 The successful candidate will work in a collegial, interdisciplinary research environment and integrate the use of animal models human genetics, cell-biology, functional genomics and physiology based experiments. We provide competitive salary and an additional housing allowance. UCSF provides quality on-campus housing and related services to postdocs. More information on our research can be found at

 The successful applicant will be part of a structured departmental training program to prepare the candidate for a career in science. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, the names and contact information of two to three referees to Saidas Nair (

Relevant Publications

  1. Choquet H et al. A multiethnic genome-wide association study of primary open-angle glaucoma identifies novel risk loci. Nat Communications. 2018 Jun 11;9(1):2278.
  2. Paylakhi SH et al. Müller glia-derived PRSS56 is required to sustain ocular axial growth and prevent refractive error. PLOS Genet. 2018; 14(3):e1007244.

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