Career Opportunities

University of California

Santa Barbara, California

Jr. Specialist Position in the Neuroscience Research Institute

Position description: A position is available for a full-time Junior Specialist in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Coffey to conduct experiments in the field of retinal cell biology. Although there will be some lab management duties (ordering, solution preparation), the position will primarily involve using in vitro and in vivo models of retinal degeneration to test various compounds in their ability to modify the retina's response to injury and disease. Appointees at this level are expected to enable research as part of an established team of scientists.

Minimum qualifications: A bachelor's degree or equivalent in neuroscience or related field at time of application is required.

Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience in animal models of retinal degeneration, cell culture, various imaging techniques (immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, light microscopy), histology, Western blots, Immunoprecipitation, and PCR. Additional specialized qualifications that would be beneficial include ocular surgery (retinal detachments, intraocular and subretinal injections), IM and IP injections, electroretinograms and ocular coherence tomography. Experience using Excel and performing basic statistical analyses, as well as experience in preparing manuscripts for publications is also preferred.

The initial appointment is for 1 year, full-time with benefits. Continuation beyond 1 year will be based on performance and availability of funding.

For primary consideration, submit the completed application by February 5, 2019. Review of the applications will continue until the position is filled. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Applicants should apply online by submitting their CV and a list of at least two references (include name, relationship, email and phone number) to A cover letter is optional.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

2019-01-30 (AdID:25)

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 faculty. The Department is seeking applicants with a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent who will be expected to establish independent extra-mural funding that may be supplemented by departmental funds. Ability and willingness to collaborate with other faculty members currently working on the pathobiology of retinal degeneration, (e.g., AMD), ocular surface diseases, corneal diseases, corneal cell biology, ocular immunology and inflammation, and ocular infectious diseases is expected. A joint appointment in a basic science department can be considered. Appointment rank 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


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

2019-03-20 (AdID:20)

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