A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the Molecular Mechanisms Section, Laboratory of Retinal Cell & Molecular Biology, National Eye Institute (NEI), NIH, to study biochemical mechanisms in the retina and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The Molecular Mechanisms Section conducts exciting research into retina/RPE retinoid/carotenoid metabolism and derangements thereof that result in blindness, and in other specialized aspects of retina/RPE biochemistry involved in retinal disease (for more information please see https://www.nei.nih.gov/intramural/mol_mech_sec). Current projects include structure/function studies of the enzymatic mechanism of RPE65 retinol isomerase, analysis of human iPSC-derived RPE for study of RPE65 mutations, generation/analysis of RPE65 knockin mouse models, the role of lncRNAs in RPE gene regulation, the biochemistry of RPE bisretinoid accumulation, and other aspects of RPE biochemistry and molecular biology. We have access to a wide range of NEI core facilities and resources, including mouse genetic engineering, biological imaging, mass spectrometry, visual function, bioinformatics, etc., and to much additional research expertise at the NIH Bethesda campus. Training will be provided as required.
We are seeking well-trained applicants with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D., and a strong background in biochemistry or chemistry, and/or molecular biology, and less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience in cognate areas of research. The successful candidate will be highly motivated to succeed, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and have excellent verbal/written communications and organizational skills. The successful candidate is expected to take full advantage of an exciting and stimulating scientific environment at NIH. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
Please send CV and bibliography, a summary of research accomplishments, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names and addresses of at least three references to: Dr. T. Michael Redmond by email at email@example.com.
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