A postdoctoral position is available in Ryota Matsuoka’s Laboratory at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic. This newly established group starting in March, 2018, aims to define the cellular and molecular basis of vascular and lymphatic assembly in the central nervous system (CNS) using zebrafish and mouse as model organisms. Dr. Matsuoka’s past work addressed how the vascularization of tissues surrounding the spinal cord is established in zebrafish (Matsuoka et al. eLife, 2016: PNAS, 2017) and how retinal neural circuits are organized in mouse (Matsuoka et al. Nature, 2011: Neuron, 2011). The future lab projects are directed towards understanding dynamic coordination of neuronal and vessel growth at the cellular and molecular level, which leads to the formation of the mature, functional CNS in vertebrates.
Review of applicants will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The contract will be renewed annually and extended for a period of 4 years and possibly longer, dependent upon satisfactory progress and the lab’s funding situation. Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file containing the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1) CV, including publication list and contact information for 2-3 references
2) Cover letter describing previous research, research interests, and career goals