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Biochemistry of Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE)/Retina

National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

We are looking for outstanding candidates with a PhD or MD/PhD (completed within the last four years) in any area of biology or biological chemistry to pursue studies in fundamental biochemistry of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) with a focus on RPE biochemical mechanisms, protein structure/function, and signaling pathways. The lab is currently focusing on combining structural techniques with biophysical and biochemical methods to study RPE processes.
 

Qualifications:

Applicants should have an excellent publication record and proven experience in biochemistry, biophysics, cell/molecular biology, and/or mass spectrometry is desirable. Previous experience in vision research is not essential. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, committed to conducting independent scientific research, and will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The annual stipend is commensurate with experience and training.
 
Salary will be commensurate with education and 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.

 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with brief descriptions of past research accomplishments, and of future research and career goals including specific project interests and ideas, CV with publications, and contact information for three references to T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D., Senior Investigator and Chief, LRCMB/NEI/NIH at redmondd@nei.nih.gov.
 
 
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