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University of Minnesota - 15th Ave Post-Doctoral Associate in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Apply for Job Job ID348651 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyAcademic Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code9546 Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin Add to Favorite Jobs Email this Job About the Job The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School is inviting applications for a postdoctoral associate on a funded NEI-R01 grant. The Lab studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate photoreceptor cell development, survival, opsin trafficking, retinoid metabolism, and molecular mechanisms of retinal cell and RPE degeneration in age related eye diseases, using cell culture, zebrafish, and mouse models, combined with cutting-edge molecular/cell biology and genomics approaches. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary research team investigating the molecular mechanisms of retinal cell degeneration and regeneration. Job Resonsibilities include: 20% Genotyping, animal husbandry. 20% Constructing novel DNA constructs and cell culture. 25% Histology, Sectioning, Imaging of Mouse and Zebrafish Retinas. 10% Perform ERG and SD-OCT imaging on animals. 15% Perform HPLC analysis for retinoids. 10% Write manuscripts and grants and present work at international meetings. The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts Disability and employer paid life insurance Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition Employee Assistance Program For more information regarding benefits: Qualifications Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on resume): Applicants must possess a recent Ph.D., M.D, or M.D./Ph.D. degree in the field of Ophthalmology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or equivalent to apply. Candidates must have experience working with small animal models. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in retinal cell biology and HPLC analysis, confocal imaging and/or crystallography. About the Department The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences and its success is built upon the innovation and drive of every member of our team, from faculty to administrators to technicians. Put simply, all of us are driven to provide the best eye care for our patients, discover new treatments, and educate the next generation of eye care professionals. More at How To Apply Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647). Diversity Employment Requirements Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. About the U of M The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC) The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-re owned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: