Postdoc Positon Available (Case Western Reserve University, Department of Pharmacology)

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.  Currently, the laboratory is funded by NIH and a private foundation that focuses on Usher Syndrome. Our research is focused on retinal cell biology, with the goal of discovering small molecule therapies for photoreceptor degenerative disorders. To elucidate the disease mechanisms, we study the process of photoreceptor morphogenesis and maintenance in vertebrate animals.  Our laboratory pioneers real-time imaging of proteins and small molecules within the retina, and takes advantage of a state of the art confocal/two-photon/STED microscope.  Also, our research heavily depends on cell culture systems to biochemically study the components required for photoreceptor morphogenesis/maintenance.

The applicant is expected to be highly independent, capable of designing experiments, and conducting hypothesis based research projects.  The candidate should have a strong background in cell biology, molecular biology, or biochemistry. Knowledge of fluorescence microscopy is favorable, although not necessary.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and will adhere to current NIH guidelines.

Please submit your CV, brief statementof research interest, and contact information for three professional references via e-mail to Dr. Yoshikazu Imanishi (

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