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Retinal Ganglion Cell and Optic Nerve Neurobiology

National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Section of Retinal Ganglion Cell Biology, National Eye Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland to study effects of several secreted proteins (olfactomedins, brorins, neuritins) on the activity of the AMPA receptor complex in the retina and brain. This work will provide insight into the role of these proteins and AMPA receptors in optic neuropathies with focus on glaucoma and several neurological diseases. Our projects utilize multidisciplinary approaches, including molecular biology, electrophysiology, biochemistry, cell biology, and proteomics.
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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, electrophysiology, 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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