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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Y. Joyce Liao

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Liao, Yaping
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How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please email directly to: Dr. Y. Joyce Liao at

We have an opening for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (immediately available) in the laboratory of Y. Joyce Liao, M.D. Ph.D. in the Department of Ophthalmology to conduct human or animal vision research, located at 1651 Page Mill, Palo Alto, CA 94303
The postdoctoral fellow will work as part of Dr. Liao’s lab to perform animal vision research.  One focus is on optic neuropathies, which includes studies of retinal ganglion cells, glia, and the role of inflammation and vascular compromise in disease. A second focus is on the eye-brain structure/connection and function.
The goals of these studies are to better understand the factors that contribute to irreversible loss of neurons and vision and to identify effective treatment options, including neuroprotection, stem cell therapy, and functional recovery approaches.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Completion of Ph.D., M.D., or M.D. Ph.D. training and a track record of writing and publication.
  • One position will require experience with large animal research.
  • Preference is given to those with experience in vision research.
  • Those with experience in microscopy, in vivo imaging, and image analysis are encouraged to apply.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Please send a copy of your CV (please include list of publications, research skills, and any 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.