The incumbent will be immersed in several ongoing research projects that primarily involve evaluation of retinal structure and function in aging and disease and in response to experimental treatments. This position requires a hardworking, dedicated individual who can follow directions and work independently. The position will require working directly with both rodent and non-human primate (NHP) animal models.
Primary roles of the incumbent will be to manage ongoing studies of cell and or gene therapy in rodent and non-human primates including but not limited to ensuring proper animal care, administration of medications, surgical support, retinal imaging, behavioral and electrophysiological assessments, and post-mortem histological analysis including sectioning and immunohistochemistry of rodent and NHP tissue. Other duties will include blood sampling, anesthesia administration and monitoring, analyzing and organizing data, advanced image analysis and other laboratory duties.
Candidates who have experience with retinal imaging including color fundus photography, OCT, angiography, etc, are especially encouraged to apply. Each of the following skillsets also would be highly valued: experience with subretinal and intravitreal injections of cells or gene vectors into rodent and primate models; experience with stem cells, including embryonic and reprogramming/reprogrammed somatic cells (iPSCs), and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells; experience with electrophysiological evaluation of retinal function.
Applicant will be expected to prepare manuscripts for publication, provide occasional seminars at the department and institutional level, and participate in lab and departmental meetings and seminars.
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