Career Opportunities

University of Houston
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Houston, TX

Postdoctoral Positions in Visual Neuroscience

A NIH-funded-postdoctoral position in molecular and nano-based ocular gene therapy is available under the supervision of Dr. Muna Naash in the department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. The ongoing projects in the laboratory involve investigating several non-viral delivery strategies to rescue visual loss in models of retinal degenerative diseases. The laboratory is equipped with excellent facilities and state-of-the-art equipment to perform basic molecular biology, vector engineering for non-viral gene therapy, electrophysiology, OCT, fundus imaging, light and electron microscopy and protein chemistry. Applications from self-motivated individual with strong teamwork and communication skills are welcome. Individuals with a strong background in molecular and cellular biology and especially from those with an interest in non-viral gene therapy are favored. Prior knowledge of molecular and nanoformulation and/or genomics techniques is also desirable. Salaries will follow NIH guidelines.

Please send a CV, research interest and contact information for three references to:

Muna I. Naash, PhD
John S. Dunn Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Houston
3517 Cullen Blvd. Room 2005
Houston, TX 77204‐5060
BME Number: 713-743-1651

Email: mnaash@central.uh.edu
2018-11-08 (AdID:21)

University of Minnesota
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences
Minneapolis, MN

Assistant or Associate Professor - Retinal Disease Research

The University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences in the Twin Cities seeks outstanding applicants for a faculty position focused on retinal disease research. Candidates with a research focus in immunology, genetics/genomics, inflammation, stem cell biology, neuroprotection, and gene therapy are encouraged to apply.

This tenure-track position is for candidates that qualify for the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level are expected to have postdoctoral training and first-author publications in retinal research. Candidates applying at Associate Professor level are expected to have a proven track record of scholarship and successful Federal grant funding in retinal research. The successful candidate will maintain a nationally and internationally recognized basic and/or translational research program in retinal pathophysiology. Duties will include teaching/mentoring graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral trainees, as well as service on departmental and medical school committees.

Successful candidates will have a PhD and/or MD degree, or equivalent, in research areas described above. Training, experience, publications, funding record, a detailed research plan, and demonstrated interest in graduate and post-doctoral education will be essential components of the application.

Interested persons should contact: Deborah Ferrington, PhD 380 Lions Research Bldg 2001 6th St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-624-8267

Applications must be submitted online at:

https://z.umn.edu/OVNSResearch

Email: ferri013@umn.edu
Website: https://z.umn.edu/OVNSResearch
2018-11-08 (AdID:22)

University of California, San Francisco
Department of Ophthalmology
San Francisco, CA

Postdoctoral Opportunity in Retinal Cell Biology/Retinal Degenerations

The Lakkaraju laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is recruiting a highly motivated and creative scientist to join our group as a postdoctoral associate to investigate mechanisms that drive early pathology in age-related macular degeneration. The candidate will join an exciting and collaborative research environment that offers exceptional training in retinal cell biology, retinal degenerations, high-speed and super-resolution imaging, and drug discovery.

The Lab: Our research focuses on identifying cellular mechanisms that lead to irreversible blindness in age-related macular degeneration. We use cutting edge live-cell imaging and mouse models of disease to study autophagy, complement activation, mitochondrial dynamics and organelle function in the retinal pigment epithelium, the initial site of injury in many retinal diseases including macular degeneration. We correlate our observations with studies on human donor tissue to identify novel therapeutic targets that can prevent vision loss. The lab is supported by grants from the NIH and private foundations.

http://ophthalmology.ucsf.edu/lakkarajulab/

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in neuroscience, cell biology, biochemistry or a related field, less than 2 years of post-PhD experience, a solid publication record, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and within a team. Experience in mouse models, molecular biology, live imaging or electron microscopy.

Responsibilities: Design and conduct experiments, analyze data, present research at national and international meetings, write grants and manuscripts, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.

UCSF has a vibrant and outstanding research environment with a diverse neuroscience and cell biology community. UCSF and the Department of Ophthalmology are deeply committed to career development for postdoctoral fellows. The Department has a post-doctoral fellow training program focused on mentoring, networking, and recognition. UC postdoc stipends are two scales above the NIH/NRSA scales, with an additional housing allowance provided. UCSF provides quality on-campus housing and related services to postdocs.

Please send CV, a statement of research experience and career goals, and full contact information for three letters of reference to Aparna Lakkaraju:

Email: Aparna.Lakkaraju@ucsf.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

2018-11-08 (AdID:23)

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
Dallas, TX

Research Faculty Position

The Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center is expanding our research focus. The Department is seeking applicants with an established track record of sustained NEI/NIH funding as a PI on one or more R01 research grants. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent and are expected to maintain extra-mural funding that may be supplemented by a significant departmental endowment supporting research. Ability and willingness to collaborate with other faculty members currently working on the pathobiology of AMD, corneal diseases, corneal cell biology, ocular tumors, and blepharitis is required. A joint appointment in a basic science department can be considered. This is a tenure-track appointment, appointment will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Please send CV and Cover Letter to:

Dr. Jerry Niederkorn
Department of Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9057

Email: jerry.niederkorn@utsouthwestern.edu

UT Southwestern Western is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

2018-10-22 (AdID:20)

Johns Hopkins University
Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology
Baltimore, MD

Biomedical Engineering & Ophthalmological Imaging

The Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology at The Johns Hopkins University seek exceptional applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Biomedical Engineering & Ophthalmological Imaging. Outstanding candidates will be considered at all academic ranks and across all areas of functional and structural Biomedical Imaging. Candidates with expertise in developing and advancing state-of-the-art imaging technologies and medical devices for ocular research and clinical applications―e.g., multiphoton fluorescence or Raman microscopy, second and higher harmonics generation microscopy, super resolution microscopy, optical coherence tomography, adaptive optics, and laser-assisted surgical technologies―will be particularly competitive. Applicants specializing in the development of sensors, robotics, and advanced/AI-based image analysis methods related to ophthalmology are also welcome.

Opportunities for interactions across the University include collaboration with clinical experts at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution as well as numerous affiliated Institutes and Centers, including the Center for Imaging Science, the Institute for Computational Medicine, the Center for Stem Cell and Ocular Regenerative Medicine, the Center for Nanomedicine, the Translational Tissue Engineering Center, the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute, the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation, the Center for Language and Speech Processing, and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

All applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics, engineering or a related field and will be expected to establish a strong, independent, multidisciplinary, and internationally recognized research program. Commitment to teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels is required.

Applications are to be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/53935. Electronic applications should include a cover letter describing the principal expertise of the applicant, a research statement (max 4 pages), a teaching statement (max 2 pages), a complete resume, and three recent and representative publications. Applications should also include the complete contact information (including email address) of three to five references. Questions may be directed to the Hopkins BME & Ophthalmology Search Committee at BME-WilmerSearch@jhu.edu.

Applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by December 15, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Email: BME-WilmerSearch@jhu.edu

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

2018-10-05 (AdID:19)




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