The laboratory of Retinal Function and Dysfunction led by Dr. Yi-Rong Peng in the Department of Ophthalmology and Neurobiology at University of California, Los Angeles is recruiting highly motivated Project Scientists or Postdoctoral Fellows to lead multiple projects, which use high throughput omics methods, CRISPR gene targeting, stem cell and retinal organoid technology to study the development and degeneration of the visual system. The Peng lab is exploiting advanced genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic tools, imaging, gene editing, and function and behavior assays, to uncover the evolutionary and developmental basis for the visual system and understand the pathogenetic mechanisms of visual defects. See www.yirongpeng.com or https://www.uclahealth.org/eye/retinal-function-and-dysfunction for details. The Peng lab is committed to the academic growth and success of postdoctoral fellows and is looking for highly motivated applicants to join our vibrant team.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in molecular biology, neuroscience, stem cell biology, or related disciplines. Candidates with research experience in molecular biology, neuroscience, gene targeting, stem cell and retinal organoid culture techniques are especially encouraged to apply. The position is immediately available. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and university guidelines. Applicants should send a combined pdf that includes: A cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in the position, a summary of previous research experience; a detailed curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. Send the collated pdf to email@example.com.