A postdoctoral fellowship position is available to study proteins that affect the function of the retina. The current goal of our section is the elucidation of the mechanisms of neurotrophic action on the retina, e.g., via the serpin PEDF and its receptor PEDF-R. The major interests of the research group include cell-surface receptors, protein interactions, signaling pathways, structure-function, lipids, and sustained delivery systems.
The position is located in the Section of Protein Structure and Function, Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology (LRCMB), National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland. Additional information and references can be found on the following NEI and NIH websites, nei.nih.gov/intramural/protein_struct_func and irp.nih.gov/pi/s-patricia-becerra.
Experience in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, retina dissection, high throughput screening, lipids analyses, lipases, animal models are preferred. Interested candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and less than five years of postdoctoral experience. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
Please send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, cover letter with a brief description of candidate’s interest in the position, research experience and long term career goals, and the names of three references (with phone numbers) via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via post to:
Patricia Becerra, Ph.D.
Section of Protein Structure and Function, LRCMB
National Eye Institute, NIH
Building 6, Room 134
6 Memorial Drive MSC 0608
Bethesda, MD 20892-0608
Telephone: (301) 496-6514
Fax: (301) 451-5420
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