Postdoc Researcher-Ophthalmology Research Group

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Dec 2022

Specialization: Stem cells and organoids, cell therapy, animal models in retinal degenerative diseases

Supervisors: Dr. Miguel Zapata and Dr. Anna Duarri

Research topic: Retinal organoids as a tool for developing cell therapies to treat retinal degenerative diseases, file number: PID2021-122807OB-C32 and financed by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación-MICINN

We are seeking a talented and motivated junior postdoc to join a research team headed by Dr. Josep García Arumí, Dr. Anna Duarri and Dr. Miguel Zapata at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institut (VHIR)

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on cell therapy to treat retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa or age-related macular degeneration using retinal organoids as a model. The major research focus is on restoring retinal function in animal models.

Main responsibilities and duties:

  •  Gain experience in human stem cells and organoid systems
  •  Development of cell therapies, animal surgery, and in vivo monitoring
  • Work with laboratory animals
  • Gain experience in grant proposal and manuscript writing

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