An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Meyer lab at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis to study mechanisms of retinal development and neurodegeneration using human pluripotent stem cells. Of particular interest is our ability to derive and experiment with retinal ganglion cells from human pluripotent stem cells, from which we are currently focused on elucidating mechanisms underlying disease phenotypes in induced pluripotent stem cells derived from optic neuropathy patients.
The Indiana University School of Medicine is the largest in the country, with dynamic and productive research programs in a variety of areas including neuroscience and regenerative biology. The Indianapolis metropolitan area is a vibrant community with a low cost of living and numerous opportunities for social activities and community engagement. The downtown Indianapolis area boasts numerous award-winning activities and restaurants, with surrounding suburbs consistently ranked among the best places to live in America.
Interested candidates can learn more about our research at http://www.meyerstemcelllab.com. Those that wish to apply should see link below for the application process and should also email a copy of their CV including contact information for three references to Dr. Jason Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates will be reviewed immediately until suitable candidates are identified.
Indiana University is an EEO/AA employer, M/F/D/V. We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented groups. In addition, it is the University’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.
The applicant must have a PhD and an outstanding record of research productivity in at least one of the following areas: Stem Cell Biology, Neurophysiology, or Neurodegeneration. Experience with either CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology or single cell patch clamp approaches are highly preferred. Candidates with strong cell culture experience in general are strongly preferred. The candidate should also have strong communication skills in both oral presentation and writing, and be capable of working independently but could also contribute to a larger team project.
Department Contact for Questions:
Jason Meyer, PhD email@example.com
OAA #: IUSM006632016
Internal Number: 8228
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.