Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Aspects of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Kate Stuart
January 28, 2015

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work on the experimental aspects of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This position will work on research directed towards identifying molecular mechanisms that confers the risk or protection of AMD.

Responsibilities:
•    Conduct research on AMD.
•    Perform high-throughput sequencing sample preparations, molecular genetics analyses, and bioinformatics analyses.
•    Conduct research in cell-based models and human eye tissues to evaluate the functional consequences and mechanisms of genetic factors in AMD.
•    Confer with principal investigators to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required.
•    Review scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.
•    Supervise, train and instruct residents, interns, students or lower level personnel in molecular genetics techniques and procedures.
•    Compose manuscripts for publication and present research findings at lab meetings and conferences.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Minimum requirements are as follows: Ph.D. or M.D. required. Experience in ophthalmology, molecular genetics, lentiviral gene delivery, eye tissue dissection/staining preferred. The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is expected.

Deadline: 03/28/2015

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email their Curriculum Vitae and list of three references to hihginfo@med.miami.edu with “AMD postdoctoral position” in the subject line.

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