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. The major interests of the research group include: the serpin PEDF and its receptor PEDF-R, cell-surface receptors, lipase, protein interactions, peptides, lipids, lipid droplets, mitochondria, signaling pathways, structure-function, 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.
We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences, with strong verbal and writing skills, and experience in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, retina. Knowledge and experience with peptide interactions, lipids analyses, lipases, high throughput screening and/or animal models are preferred. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
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 email@example.com, or via post to:
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