Postdoctoral Scholar in Vision Science

UCLA Stein Eye Institute
Los Angeles, California
Commensurate with Experience
Feb 27, 2020
Apr 27, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Vision Science

About Stein Eye Institute:

University of California, Los Angeles is the No.1 ranked public school in the United States in 2020. The Stein Eye Institute at UCLA is a vision science campus dedicated to the preservation and restoration of vision through its global programs in innovative research, quality patient care, and multidisciplinary and integrative education. The UCLA Stein Eye Institute ranks No.5 in Ophthalmology in the U.S. Los Angeles is a vibrant and diverse urban environment to live and work.

Project Summary:

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Yi-Rong Peng, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. The Peng lab focuses on exploiting and developing state-of-the-art high throughput omic (genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic) tools in order to decipher the genetic codes that determine cell types, investigate the molecular underpinnings of the formation of a specialized central retinal region in humans, and reveal the pathogenetic mechanisms of retinal degenerative diseases. The long-term mission of the lab is to understand human vision and develop therapeutic strategies for common ocular diseases. See for details.

Requirements for the Position:

Candidates must have (or be near completion) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in neurobiology, physiology, stem cell biology, and related disciplines. Candidates with research experience in big-data analysis/bioinformatics, electrophysiology, or stem cell techniques are especially encouraged to apply. Visiting scholars at all stages are welcome to join the lab.

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, future research interests, and academic goal;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae;
  • Contact information for three references.
  • Send the collated pdf to


To apply:

  • Candidates are required to submit application packets via the UC Recruit website ( Your cover letter should be addressed to: Dr. Yirong Peng
  • The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. Further, the Department of Ophthalmology values equity, diversity and inclusion. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website or the UC Office of the President’s website. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.


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