An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the physiological properties of mammalian photoreceptors. We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated PhD, MD, or MD/PhD with solid publication record and vision research-related experience in neuroscience, electrophysiology, biophysics, or biochemistry. Experience in molecular biology is a plus and good analytical and communication skills are essential. The specific project will be tailored to the interests and qualifications of the applicant, but will focus broadly on using electrophysiological tools to study the phototransduction cascade, adaptation, and the visual cycle of mammalian photoreceptors, and their link to retinal degeneration and visual disorders. For details on recent research see http://vrcore.wustl.edu/kefalov_vladimir/Publications.aspx. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art lab equipment and departmental core facilities, as well as to the great research community in one of the top medical schools in the USA. To apply, please email cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to: Dr. Vladimir Kefalov (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Ave, Box 8096, Saint Louis, MO 63110.
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