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Retinal Ganglion Cell and Optic Nerve Biology

National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description: 
The Section of Retinal Ganglion Cell Biology at the National Eye Institute (NEI) is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral fellow position. We strive to understand the molecular processes taking place in the eye in the course of glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. Our interests are concentrated on early changes in the retina and optic nerve during the course of glaucoma. Other main area of our research is regeneration of the optic nerve and the development of neuroprotective therapies for glaucoma. We use rodents and zebrafish as model organisms.

We are looking for a candidate with strong background in neurobiology, molecular biology, and cellular biology with less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience. Experience in electrophysiology is a plus. Good oral and written communication skills are required.

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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