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Postdoctoral Scholar in Vision Science

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Application Window

Open date: August 26, 2022

Most recent review date: Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Dec 16, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UCLA Stein Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology invite applications for postdoctoral scholars in vision research to study “The Role of Corneal and Retinal Innervation in Pain and Photoallodynia.” Our laboratory seeks to understand the neural pathways underlying ocular surface pain and light sensitivity using multidisciplinary experimental approaches including neuro-anatomical, behavioral and in vivo and ex vivo imaging approaches. The laboratory uses clinically-relevant mouse models of photoallodynia, including migraine and corneal surface damage, to study shared and independent pathways. We and others recently identified a novel trigeminal pathway that in conjunction with retinal pathways, contributes to light sensitivity and corneal mechanical sensitivity. In complementary goals, the laboratory is generating a comprehensive anatomical and functional map of corneal-trigeminal innervation underlying blink, lacrimation and nociception. The candidate will lead existing research projects in design, execute and analyze experiments at the cellular and molecular level, as well as present at scientific meetings and write manuscripts for peer reviewed publication.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA