Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Biochemistry of Retina Proteins

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Section of Protein Structure and Function, Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology, at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland, to study proteins that affect the function of the retina. The current goal of our section is the elucidation of the mechanisms by which Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), a multifunctional factor with neurotrophic, anti-angiogenic, anti-tumorigenic, anti-metastatic, anti-inflammatory and stem cell self-renewal properties, affect retina physiology and disease. Major interests include: cell-surface receptors, protein interactions, signal transduction, structure-function, extracellular matrix, sustained delivery systems. Additional information and references may be found at

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with less than five years of postdoctoral experience, preferably in biochemistry.

To apply send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, cover letter with a brief description of candidate’s interest in the position, research experience and long term career goals, and the names of 3 references (with email addresses and phone numbers) via e-mail to, or via post to:

Patricia Becerra, Ph.D.
Section of Protein Structure and Function, LRCMB-NEI
Building 6, Room 134
6 Memorial Drive MSC 0608
Bethesda, MD 20892-0608
Telephone: (301) 496-6514
Fax: (301) 451-5420

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Last Reviewed: 
April 2014