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Requisition # 2846

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Ophthalmology & Visual Science


Salary:$47,484.00 - $49,152.00

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Seongjin Seo in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Research areas include i) molecular mechanisms of protein trafficking to and from primary cilia and the photoreceptor outer segment, ii) patho-mechanisms of photoreceptor degeneration caused by defective ciliary trafficking, and iii) novel therapeutic strategies to preserve vision in inherited retinal degenerations. The laboratory employs genetic mouse models, mammalian cell culture systems, and multidisciplinary approaches ranging from Molecular Biology to Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Proteomics. Applicants should have solid conceptual and research backgrounds in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, proteomics, and genetics with an excellent publication record. Individuals who are highly motivated and willing to take risks for innovation are encouraged to apply. Successful candidate is expected to work independently, yet in a collaborative environment with a group of scientists with various expertise.

Education Requirement:

A PhD or MD/PhD degree in Biological Sciences.

Required Qualifications:

- 4-6 years of hands-on research experience in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and/or proteomics but less than 3 years of post-PhD experience.

- Proficient in standard molecular biology techniques (e.g. cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, and RT-PCR, DNA and RNA isolation, quantitative Real Time PCR, RNA interference), histological techniques (e.g. cryostat sectioning, H&E staining), common biochemical techniques (e.g. expression and purification of recombinant proteins, protein isolation and purification from human and mouse tissue samples, SDS-PAGE, and immunoblotting), common cell biology techniques (e.g. immunofluorescence) and tissue culture techniques (i.e. establishing and maintaining primary cell lines and generating stable cell lines)

- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

- Ability to independently design and conduct experiments and interpret data.

Desirable Qualifications:

- Knowledge and experience in retinal histology and diseases.

- Proficiency in transmission electron microscopy.

- Prior experience with electroporation in rodent retinas.

- Prior experience with live cell imaging in photoreceptors.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Letters of Interest
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact:Seongjin Seo -
Cmed-Ophthalmology & Visual Sc
3181D MERF
Phone: 319-353-4477

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