A Research Associate/Postdoc position is open from March 1, 2014 in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Anatomy & Cell Biology at School of Medicine, Wayne State University. This position will be involved in studies on the roles of microRNAs in retina and retinal diseases, including inherited retinal dystrophy, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration in transgenic animals (mouse and rat) and human.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Research experience in retinal biology and diseases, neurobiology, animal (mouse and/or rat) experiments, and strong background in molecular biology and bioinformatics are preferred. Qualified candidates with passion and dedication to medical research are strongly encouraged to apply.
Principle Duty and Responsibilities include 1. Plan, manage and perform experiments; 2. Collect and analyze data; 3. Present the results in meetings; 4. Prepare manuscripts for publications.
Knowledge and techniques required:
1. Knowledge and techniques of biology, cell biology, microbiology, including bacteria culture, cell culture, bacterial transfection, eukaryotic cell transfection.
2. Knowledge and techniques of molecular biology and genetics, including DNA, RNA and proteins, Northern blot, Southern blot, Western blot, PCR, qRT-PCR, in situ hybridization. Experience in transgenic and viral construct and production is a plus.
3. Knowledge and techniqies in retinal biology and retinal developmental biology are preferred.
3. Knowledge and techniques in histology and immunohistochemistry, including cryosections, plastic section, histological staining, and immunostaining.
4. Knowledge and skills in microscopy and imaging;
5. Basic bioinformatics, including genebank and genome browser search, etc are required. Experience on functional annotation studies is a plus.
6. Computer skills, including word processing, image processing, sequence analysis are required;
7. Good communication and organization skills;
8. Writing skill to present data and prepare manuscripts.
Qualified candidate should apply the job at https://jobs.wayne.edu, posting number: 040138; and send your updated c.v. and arrange three reference letters sent directly to Dr. Shunbin Xu, M.D./Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.