Postdoctoral Scholar in Vision Molecular Biology University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06711
POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITION IN VISION SCIENCE
The Vision Molecular Biology laboratory, Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position. Our laboratory investigates spatial transcriptomics in various tissues in the vertebrate eye, at the single cell level. Our focus is to understand the transcriptional heterogeneity and its relevance to the ultimate tissue phenotype(s). We use molecular technologies including single cell RNA sequencing and in situ patterning of the gene expression at the transcriptional as well as at the protein level. We are currently working with the ocular lens to understand molecular/genetic maintenance of the phenotype of transparency (iScience 10,66-79, 2018; J. Biol. Chem. (2019) 294(37) 13530-13544) and the retinal pigment epithelium (to understand positional control of its physiology); we investigate both the murine paradigms as well as tissues from the human eye.
We are seeking candidates proficient in basic cell and molecular biology with a knowledgeable bioinformatics expertise. The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary environment of research scientists and clinicians investigating transcriptomes and phenotypes in the developing vertebrate eye.
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