About Stein Eye Institute: Stein Eye Institute is a premier vision-science research center located on the campus of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The institute houses 20 research groups investigating the basic biology of vision and diseases of the eye. The research culture at Stein Eye is highly collaborative and fosters interactions between groups. The fellow will work in newly renovated, state-of-the-art research space in the Jules Stein building. Salaries are competitive and include a full benefits package.
Project Summary: A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology to study the neurobiology of corneal innervation and sensitization in mouse models of clinically relevant disease and injury. Our laboratory seeks to understand the neural pathways underlying mechanical and light sensitivity using multidisciplinary experimental approaches including behavior, in vivo and ex vivo imaging, transgenic mice, and neuro-anatomical analyses. We are seeking an independent and motivated individual with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.
Qualified candidates should have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD with a strong background in ocular research or neuroscience, but consideration will be given to motivated individuals with a record of productivity. An ability to work in a multidisciplinary setting with both basic and physician scientists is required.
Please additionally send a Curriculum Vitae with complete bibliography and names of three professional references to Principal Investigator Anna Matynia at email@example.com.
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About UCLA Stein Eye Institute
The UCLA Stein Eye Institute is the fulfillment of a dream––an ambitious plan developed by Jules Stein, MD, and his wife, Doris, in the late 1950s to prevent blindness by transforming the quality of vision research and patient care.
Since opening its doors in 1966, the Stein Eye Institute has produced more than a half-century of progress in developing fundamental knowledge about the workings of the eye, and improving vision through its primary programs of patient care, research, education, and community outreach.
The Institute’s philosophy about patient care has been unaltered in 50 years: care is both the primary goal and the ultimate expression of the Institute’s research and education. Patient care has expanded and flourished since the Institute was founded; from 23,000 patient visits in the first full year, the Institute now treats more than 1,000 patients a day at the Westwood vision-science campus, and hundreds more at UCLA-affiliated hospitals and vision care centers across Southern California.