Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuronal Signal Transduction
- Stanford University
- Location: Palo Alto, CA
- Job Number: 7085900
- Posting Date: Sep 22, 2021
Job DescriptionThere is an open postdoctoral position at Stanford University in the laboratory of Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD, a faculty member in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Medicine (See http://med.stanford.edu/kapilofflab.html). We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated cellular and molecular biologist and/or physiologist with interest in neuronal signal transduction. Current research in the Kapiloff lab addresses how the formation of multimolecular protein complexes confers specificity in intracellular signaling and how these complexes are important for the survival of central nervous system neurons in diseases such as glaucoma and stroke. A major focus of the lab has been the mAKAP scaffold protein that coordinates crosstalk between cAMP, calcium and MAP-kinase signaling pathways and that is important for neurite extension and neuroprotection in the eye. Basic research concepts studied in the laboratory are being applied to the development of novel gene therapy vectors for the treatment of retinal diseases (glaucoma). This position will involve extensive collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey L. Goldberg, Chairman of Ophthalmology at Stanford.
Only applicants with experience in live cell imaging, expertise in research involving primary neuronal cultures, and/or in vivo mouse eye research will be considered at this time.
Strong English presentation and writing skills required.
Record required of first author publication published or accepted for publication demonstrating relevant skills and expertise.
PhD must have been acquired no earlier than 2019.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Stanford post-doctoral fellow salaries are adjusted for living in the Bay area. See https://postdocs.stanford.edu/prospective-postdocs for more information.