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Postdoctoral Fellow

National Eye Institute, NIH
Bethesda, Maryland (US)
$ 55,000-70,000 (Salary commensurate with experience)
Closing date
Oct 17, 2021

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A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Section of Retinal Ganglion Cell Biology, National Eye Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland to study neuroprotection of retinal ganglion cells by miRNAs and small extracellular vesicles isolated from different cell types. This work may lead to new treatments of optic neuropathies including glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness. This project utilizes multidisciplinary approaches, including molecular biology, electrophysiology, biochemistry, cell biology, and proteomics.

Recent relevant publications:

Mead, B. and Tomarev, S. (2020) Extracellular vesicle therapy for retinal diseases. Progress Retinal Eye Res. 79, 100849.

Mead, B., Kerr, A., Nakaya, N., and Tomarev S. (2021) miRNA changes in retinal ganglion cells after optic nerve crush and glaucomatous damage. Cells. 10, 1564.  

Mead, B. and Tomarev, S. (2022)

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with less than five years of postdoctoral experience. Applicants should have the ability to carry out independent research in relevant areas, a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches and collaborative research. Hands-on training in molecular biology, biochemistry, or cell biology with experience in animal handling is preferred.

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

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