Career Opportunities

University of Houston
Biomedical Engineering
Houston, TX

Postdoctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral position in molecular and gene therapy of retinal diseases is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Muna Naash. This position is funded through the National Institute of Health (NIH/NEI). We have several ongoing projects investigating the mechanism of photoreceptor cell death and the application of gene therapy in mice expressing mutant forms of photoreceptor-specific genes that cause retinal diseases in humans. Our laboratory uses approaches that span the structural, electrophysiological, biochemical and molecular levels in studying the visual system. Techniques include basic molecular biology, electrophysiology, light and electron microscopy, protein chemistry, cloning and transgene construction, promoter bashing, yeast one and two hybrid system, and gene therapy.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology or related fields with 0-2 years of experience.
Prior experience and knowledge in eye research is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter and CV to:

Muna I. Naash, PhD
John S. Dunn Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Houston
3517 Cullen Blvd. Room 2011
Houston, TX 77204‐5060
BME Number: 713-743-1651

2017-04-12 (AdID:15)

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Department of Ophthalmology
Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

We seek a talented and motivated candidate to join us as research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology in the field of retinal angiogenesis and retinal degeneration studies. The expected start time is summer/fall 2017. This position involves using both genetic and pharmacologic approaches in animal models to study the mechanisms and identify potential therapeutics for pathological angiogenesis in vascular eye diseases, as well as for retinal neuronal degeneration in age-related macular degeneration. This includes (but is not limited to) a specific focus on the investigation of nuclear receptors in vascular and neuronal degeneration in eye diseases, as well as molecular basis underlying blood-retinal barrier control.

Detailed information of the lab can be found at:


• M.D. or Ph.D. in biomedical science or related fields with 0-2 years of experience.
• Experience and knowledge in eye research preferred but not required.

Interested candidate please send cover letter and CV to:

Jing Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

2017-04-11 (AdID:14)

Oakland University Eye Research Institute

Rochester, MI

Director and V. Everett Kinsey Endowed Professor

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Eye Research Institute of Oakland University. The candidate must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, a distinguished record of scholarly activity as evidenced by a strong publication record and a vigorous, nationally recognized vision research program. The successful candidate will have academic credentials commensurate with the rank of Professor and a record exhibiting a strong ability to attract research support, as well as demonstrating effective administrative skills. He/she will be the first V. Everett Kinsey Endowed Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and as Director will report directly to the Provost. The Director will be expected to provide leadership for a group of productive well-established and junior researchers while conducting his or her own active eye research program and interacting with clinical faculty in the investigation of disease-oriented visual disorders. An opportunity will be available to recruit two new junior faculty members, and endowment funds will be provided for partial support of the Director’s research, as well as Institute activities.

The Eye Research Institute is an independent academic unit of Oakland University, a state-supported institution on a 1,443-acre campus, 25 miles north of Detroit, with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students in baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a relatively new School of Medicine, which was launched in 2010 in partnership with William Beaumont Hospital. Founded in 1968 by the renowned vision researchers V. Everett Kinsey and Venkat Reddy, the Institute has long been recognized as a major center for ophthalmic research, conducting basic science studies on eye diseases that cause vision loss, with the support of over $60M in external funding. NIH-funded faculty members, support staff and students conduct research on the biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology of eye tissues, with emphasis on the retina. Faculty members are able to devote nearly full-time to research and research-related training of Oakland University students. The Institute houses a Pediatric Retina Research Laboratory, with state-of-the art rodent retinal imaging equipment, which focuses on developing therapies for blinding eye diseases of infants. In addition, a formal affiliation exists between the Institute and the Ophthalmology Department of William Beaumont Hospital allowing for collaboration on clinical projects. Additional information may be found on the Institute’s website:

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae, copies of three significant publications, and a brief statement of research interests via, and have letters from three references submitted similarly.

Questions or inquiries can be directed to Frank Giblin, Ph.D., Director, Eye Research Institute, and Chair, Search Committee, at or 248-370-2391. The committee will begin reviewing applications by June 1, 2017, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017. The search will continue until the position is filled.


Oakland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

2017-02-22 (AdID:11)

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