The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School is inviting applications for a postdoctoral associate on a recently funded NEI-R01 grant. The Lab studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate photoreceptor cell development, survival, opsin trafficking, retinoid metabolism, and molecular mechanisms of retinal cell and RPE degeneration in age related eye diseases, using cell culture, zebrafish, and mouse models, combined with cutting-edge molecular/cell biology and genomics approaches.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary research team investigating the molecular mechanisms of retinal cell degeneration and regeneration. Job Resonsibilities include:
20% Genotyping, animal husbandry. 20% Constructing novel DNA constructs and cell culture. 25% Histology, Sectioning, Imaging of Mouse and Zebrafish Retinas. 10% Perform ERG and SD-OCT imaging on animals. 15% Perform HPLC analysis for retinoids. 10% Write manuscripts and grants and present work at international meetings.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on resume): Applicants must possess a recent Ph.D., M.D, or M.D./Ph.D. degree in the field of Ophthalmology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or equivalent to apply. Candidates must have experience working with small animal models.
Experience in retinal cell biology and HPLC analysis, and confocal imaging.
Internal Number: 338624
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