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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Michael Kapiloff

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Kapiloff, Michael
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Dr. Jeffrey L. Goldberg
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year with renewal contingent upon performance
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please submit application directly to Dr. Kapiloff at

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY23 minimum is $68,238.

Neuronal Signal Transduction Research: There is an open postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD, Reinhard Family Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Medicine. We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated cellular and molecular biologist with interest in neuronal signal transduction. Current research in the Kapiloff lab addresses how the formation of multimolecular protein complexes confers specificity in intracellular signaling and how these complexes are important for the survival of central nervous system neurons in diseases such as glaucoma and stroke. A major focus of the lab has been the mAKAP scaffold protein that coordinates crosstalk between cAMP, calcium and MAP-kinase signaling pathways and that is important for neurite extension and neuroprotection in the eye. Basic research concepts studied in the laboratory are being applied to the development of novel gene therapy vectors for the treatment of retinal diseases (glaucoma). This position will involve extensive collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey L. Goldberg, Chairman of Ophthalmology at Stanford. In particular, this position involves the study of signaling pathways in living cells and tissues using fluorescent biosensors.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Only applicants with expertise in live cell imaging or electrophysiology in mammalian neuronal model systems will be considered at this time.
  • Candidates with previous postdoctoral training (less than 5 years) are welcome to apply if there is published evidence of relevant expertise.
  • Record required for all candidates of first author publication published or accepted for publication demonstrating relevant skills and expertise.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.