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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Structure and Functional Genomics

We are investigating the unexpected role of amelotin (AMTN), a protein involved in hydroxyapatite deposition, in the etiology and progression of Geographic Atrophy, “dry AMD”, a major cause of vision loss. We are using cell and mouse models and exploring suppression and inhibition of AMTN. This work has promise for new translational approaches.

Applicants should have experience in cellular and molecular biology and an interest in systems biology approaches. Experience in eye research is advantageous but not essential. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with less than 4 years postdoctoral experience. The position provides generous scientific resources, stipend support, and health benefits. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

Interested candidates should send an email with curriculum vitae, bibliography, a paragraph of research goals and interests and contact information of three references to: Dr. Graeme Wistow (

For further information about being a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH, please visit the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) website ( 

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: December 13, 2023