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Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Genetics of Developmental Eye Diseases

The Unit on Pediatric, Developmental & Genetic Eye Disease at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, MD, USA, is searching for a creative, motivated postdoctoral fellow, available immediately.

Our laboratory studies the genetics of pediatric eye diseases, especially those that cause abnormal eye development. In particular, we are interested in understanding the genetics of uveal coloboma - a potentially blinding congenital eye malformation - and finding new treatments for albinism.

Our approach is inherently multidisciplinary and translational, employing the techniques of molecular biology, human/mouse/zebrafish genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, and developmental biology. We will help train you to think about human disease in a mechanistic fashion.

The NIH offers a rich research environment with robust research support services and numerous core facilities. Opportunities for graduate coursework and certificate-granting programs are available on campus.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. from an accredited university with laboratory research experience in a relevant area of biology. Proficiency in bioinformatics is a plus. The successful postdoc must have strong written and oral communication skills in English and a collegial, collaborative perspective.

For inquiries, please contact Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D., at

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. DHHS, NIH, and NEI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Last Updated: May 2013

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