[visionlist] 2 Postdoctoral Positions at UC Irvine to Study Functional Recovery of Visual Cortex

dclyon dclyon at uci.edu
Wed Jan 26 14:01:47 -04 2022

Postdoctoral Positions to Study the Functional Recovery of Visual Cortex 
at the University of California, Irvine.

Applications are invited for 2 NIH-funded postdoctoral positions in the 
Lyon Laboratory at UC Irvine Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.  
Two separate projects are designed to investigate the recovery of visual 
cortex function in animals treated for 1) traumatic brain injury or 2) 
retinal degeneration.  These projects are in collaboration with 
laboratories of Dr.’s Robert Hunt or Magdalene Seiler, also at UCI.  
Treatments are state of the art and include transplants of embryonic 
inhibitory neurons or retinal organoids derived from human stem cells.  
Research methods to determine cortical recovery include viral tracers 
genetically engineered in the lab, optogenetics, in vivo multi and 
single unit electrophysiology, slice physiology through collaboration 
and visual behavior testing.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, or any related field.  
The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following 
areas: 1) in vivo electrophysiology; 2) Matlab programming; 3) 
optogenetics; 4) cell-culture; 5) genetic engineering of plasmid DNA.

Lack of experience in any or all of the above techniques can be offset 
by a demonstration of skill with a related technique and by high 
motivation and enthusiasm to take on new challenges.
Candidates should also not mind year-long pleasant weather, the beach 
being a few miles away, and having to drive two hours in order to see 
snow in winter.

The positions are for 1 to 2 years, with the option for additional 
years.  Funding is available now one position, but the start date is 
negotiable.  Funding for the second position is set to arrive in late 
Salaries are commensurate with experience based on the NIH scale.

Interested applicants should send a CV, research statement, and the 
names and e-mail addresses of 2-3 references to the PI: dclyon at uci.edu

For more information about the position feel free to contact the PI 
David C. Lyon, Ph.D.
Professor & Vice Chair
Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
School of Medicine
University of California
Irvine CA 92697-1275

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer 
committed to excellence through diversity.

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