The Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology is a Basic Science research department in the School of Medicine. Members of the department carry out research on fundamental and medically related problems in different aspects of cell biology.
Work in collaboration with the senior investigator in the host laboratory. S/he works independently to participate in or lead a portion of a research project or projects. The research associate contributes ideas and suggestions to the research effort, operates independently and publishes papers in collaboration with the senior investigator. This individual may have other responsibilities in the laboratory such as supervision of staff, training of graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, grant proposal writing, writing papers, etc. Weekly hours typically exceed the standard 35 hours. The candidate may have to work on weekends and travel off-site to conduct experiments or to attend workshops and conferences.
What You'll Do
- Three years’ minimum experience in postdoctoral research position
- PhD, MD, or equivalent Doctoral degree
- Experience working with Mus musculus as a model organism
- Experience in production of recombinant AAV
- Experience in intravitreal and subretinal injection procedures
- Experience in tissue harvesting and cryosectioning
- Experience in performing laser induced choroidal neovascularization and quantitation of results
- Working knowledge of cell penetrating peptides
- Experience in immunostaining of retina
- Experience in design and construction of recombinant transgene expression cassettes
- Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc.
What We're Looking For
- Proven ability to write manuscripts and contribute to the writing of grant applications
- Experience supervising undergraduates and junior graduate students in research projects