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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Wendy Liu

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Liu, Wendy
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 Year, possible extension is eligible/applicable
Appointment Start Date: 
Immediately available
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Email the following documents to Dr. Wendy Liu ( with Subject Line: Postdoc Application, First Name Last Name, Liu Lab

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 FY25 minimum is $73,800.

We have an opening for a full-time postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Wendy Liu, MD, PhD in the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University to conduct collaborative projects in vision research.
Position Description: Our laboratory is interested in studying the role of mechanosensation in the eye and its role in glaucoma and other ocular pathologies. Questions we are interested in studying include: 1) What are the ion channels that mediate pressure sensing in the eye? 2) What physiological roles do these channels play in the eye? 3) Do these ion channels mediate the development of glaucoma and other ocular diseases?
The successful applicant will lead a project investigating the role of mechanosensitive ion channels in different cell types in the eye. Relevant techniques include basic molecular biology, cell culture, calcium imaging, electrophysiology, rodent microsurgery and animal models of glaucoma and other ocular diseases.
The postdoctoral fellow will be joining a young lab with exciting opportunities to make discoveries that intersect ophthalmology and sensory neuroscience. Mentorship and career development is a strong focus and there will be opportunities for grant writing, manuscript writing, and presenting work at national meetings. 

Highly motivated candidates with expertise on techniques such as eye and brain histology, molecular and cellular biology, electrophysiology, calcium imaging and animal handling experience are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Completion of PhD, MD, or MD PhD training.
  • Previous experience in vision or neuroscience research is ideal.
Required Application Materials: 
  • A cover letter
  • A copy of your CV (please include list of publications, research skills)
  • Names of 3 references


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.