Postdoctoral Fellow: Stem Cell Biology

Location

Jason Meyer, Indianapolis
Closing date: 
31 August 2018
Contact: 
Jason Meyer

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Meyer lab at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to study approaches to retinal differentiation from human pluripotent stem cells.  Of particular interest is our ability to derive and experiment with retinal ganglion neurons 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 applicant must have a PhD and an outstanding record of research productivity in at least one of the following areas: Cell Biology, Neuroscience, or Molecular Biology, with the latter being preferred.  Experience with Crispr/Cas9 gene editing approaches is highly preferred.  Experience with stem cell biology is not required, although candidates with 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. 

The IUPUI campus is the life sciences center of the state of Indiana, with dynamic and productive research programs in a variety of areas including neuroscience and regenerative biology, along with many other areas of the life and health sciences.  The Indianapolis metropolitan area is a vibrant community with a low cost of living and numerous opportunities for social activities and community engagement. 

Interested candidates can learn more about our research at http://meyerlab.biology.iupui.edu.  Those that wish to apply should email a copy of their CV including contact information for three references to Dr. Jason Meyer at meyerjas@iupui.edu.  Candidates will be reviewed immediately until a suitable candidate is identified.