A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position investigating diabetic retinopathy is available March 1, 2019 in the Kazlauskas lab at University of Illinois, Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Cellular and molecular approaches will be taken to elucidate mechanisms of vascular pathogenesis with the long-term goal of developing interventions. The research setting involves specimens from patients along with vitro and in vivo models. Salary follows NIH standard.
I recently transitioned from Pharma back to academia at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in the Departments of both Physiology and Biophysics (basic), and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (clinical). There are three unique features of this postdoctoral opportunity:
1. Starting at ground zero with a senior investigator (lots of attention from me).
2. Basic science approaches to address clinically relevant issues in conjunction with clinician scientists.
3. My in depth appreciation of both academic and Pharma priorities.
The overall focus of my lab is to elucidate signaling events that govern pathogenesis of blood vessels (angiogenesis and leakage), and to apply these principles to blinding eye disease driven by misbehaving blood vessels.
Requirement: M.D. or Ph.D. in biological science, cell and molecular biology, ophthalmology or related fields with 0-2 years of experience. Interested candidates please send a CV and names of three references to: