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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Yaping Joyce Liao

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Liao, Yaping Joyce
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year with a possibility of extension
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

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We have an opening for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (immediately available) in the laboratory of Y. Joyce Liao, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, and Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology to conduct animal vision research.
The postdoctoral fellow will work as part of Dr. Liao’s lab to perform animal studies on retinal ganglion cells and optic neuropathies, especially on the impact of loss of oxygen on the retina and optic nerve. 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 other approaches. Those with expertise on techniques such as eye and brain histology, PCR, Western blot, electrophysiology, as well as optical coherence tomography and other in vivo imaging techniques are encouraged to apply. Those with interest in diabetes or stroke are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Completion of PhD, MD, or MD PhD training.
  • Previous experience in vision or neuroscience research is not required, but we particularly encourage those with such background to apply.
Required Application Materials: 

Submit a copy of: 

  • Current CV
    • Include list of publication and research skills
  • Cover Letter 
  • Reference with contact Information


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.