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)

https://vhir.vallhebron.com/ca/recerca/oftalmologia

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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