Career Opportunities

Tufts University, Medical Center

Boston, MA

Postdoc positions or Research Associate

Tufts University, Medical Center is seeking a Postdoc or Research Associate to work on one of the following:
1) Elucidate interactions between dietary glycemia, metabolomics, microbiome, aging
2) Regulation of eye lens differentiation
3) Changes in Ubiquitin conjugate dynamics in response to stress.

Projects are mature and much data is already available. Candidate should have PhD in Biochemistry or related discipline. Candidates with good biochemical, histology skills and experience analyzing large proteomic, metabolomic, microbiome data sets as well as systems approaches are most desired. Candidates should have 2 English language first author papers. If applicable, candidates must have or obtain a suitable visa.

Tufts Medical Center is a highly collaborative and productive environment in downtown Boston, within ~20 minutes from Harvard, MIT, Boston Univ.

Interested persons should contact:

Allen Taylor, Director of the LNVR@HNRCA
711 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111

2018-11-14 (AdID:24)

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

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:

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.

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:


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 faculty. The Department is seeking an applicant 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 extramural funding that may be supplemented by a significant departmental endowment and research funds. Ability and willingness to collaborate with other faculty members 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 disease is expected. A joint appointment in a basic science department may be considered. This is a tenure-track appointment that 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

2018-12-21 (AdID:20)

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