[visionlist] Job opportunity: Postdoc position at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

safal khanal safalkhanal at iom.edu.np
Tue Dec 28 13:31:32 -04 2021

Our laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Optometry and Vision Science is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to study neural signals and retinal circuity of eye growth regulation and refractive development in tree shrews and humans. The position will be for one year with the possibility of an extension for another year depending upon research progress and funding availability. The postdoctoral fellow will also have opportunities to work on investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored projects, develop own research within the overall goal of the laboratory, and collaborate with the highly interactive scientific community at UAB.
The detailed position description is available at https://www.uab.edu/postdocs/prospective-postdoctoral-scholars/available-jobs/645-l212202-optometry-and-vision-science-khanal-lab  
Candidates must have a doctoral degree (OD, MD, and/or Ph.D.) or foreign equivalent in Optometry, Ophthalmology, Vision Science, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline. Preferences will be given to creative and motivated candidates with excellent written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with patients in a clinical or research setting. Experience in electrophysiology and/or imaging methods and molecular biology is desirable, as is proficiency in analytical software and computer programming, but highly motivated candidates with alternate experience are also encouraged to apply.  
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter describing research background, interests, and career goals, and 3) contact information of three references. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The salary will be commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines. Please send applications or questions to Dr. Safal Khanal at skhanal at uab.edu.
Safal Khanal, OD, PhD, FAAO
Assistant Professor
Department of Optometry and Vision Science
School of Optometry
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
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