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.
• 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.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to email their Curriculum Vitae and list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “AMD postdoctoral position” in the subject line.
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