Postdoctoral fellow

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Commensurate with experience, NIH scale
October 28 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type

Postdoctoral positions are available immediately for postdocs to work in visual neuroscience and glaucoma at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The postdocs will work in the laboratory of Dr. David Krizaj while collaborating with a dynamic group of peers and graduate students, and participating in a vibrant neuroscience community.

We are looking for scientists who are interested in NIH-funded interdisciplinary investigation of how the mechanical environment shapes mammalian vision. The experimental approaches can be adapted to fit the applicants’ talents, interests and career goals but may include electrophysiology, optical (2-photon) imaging, anatomical, molecular and behavioral assays. Projects in the lab include studying how Piezo and TRPV channels shape mechanosensing and plasticity of retinal ganglion cells, astrocytes and microglia, and how their activity is hijacked by neuroinflammation and glaucoma.

-The applicant should hold a PhD degree in molecular or cell biology, neurobiology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or other relevant fields. A solid first author publication record, written/oral skills and ability to work in a dynamic team environment are required.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent working conditions and opportunities towards academic advancement. Utah is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, with limitless opportunities for outdoor activity and exploration.

Interested candidates should send a CV with the names of two references to Dr. David Krizaj (

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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