Postdoctoral Research Position at CEDOC, Portugal

Postdoctoral Research Position - Lysosome dysfunction in Age-related macular degeneration

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Miguel Seabra, at the CEDOC - Chronic Diseases Research Center, Nova Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal.

In this work we aim to test new therapeutic approaches for Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We hypothesise that AMD has it origin in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) due to chronic dysfunction of the lysosome. Cellular models of AMD will be generated using cell cultures of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and will be tested compounds that could improve lysosomal function. The results to be obtained in cellular models will guide future tests in animal models.

This grant is for 6 months, but could be extended if funding is renewed.

Please send your application including your CV, contact details, PhD certificate, a letter of motivation, and the names and contact information of two references to applications@nms.unl.pt with the subject “DAI/2017/14 application” from 10th April to 24th April 2017. More details about this application can be found here.