A postdoctoral position is available in the Yang laboratory at the University of Utah
The research in the Yang laboratory in the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah focuses on the disease mechanisms underlying hereditary retinal degeneration and hearing loss, cell biology of photoreceptors and hair cells, as well as treatments. We use mouse models and a combination of approaches in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, electrophysiology, behavior, and various levels of microscopy.
We are studying Usher syndrome, the leading genetic cause of deaf-blindness, and early onset cone-rod dystrophy, a disease affecting both rod and cone photoreceptors during early childhood. Currently, no cures are available for both diseases.
This position is for a highly motivated individual with 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree and have a strong background and expertise in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology and/or neuroscience. Please email curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information of three references to Dr. Jun Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org.