Post-doctoral fellowship - NIH, Maryland, USA

21 Aug 2019 4:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Position title: Post-doctoral fellowship in proteomics of Retinal Pigment Epithelium

Company: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

Location: Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Summary of position: The Redmond lab (Laboratory of Retinal Cell & Molecular Biology, National Eye Institute, NIH) is seeking to recruit an outstanding post-doctoral fellow to study proteomics of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of the outer retina. We investigate the biochemistry and molecular biology of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), including RPE65 and visual cycle retinoid metabolism in the RPE, and other characteristic processes of the RPE essential to vision. The RPE is a highly metabolically and physiologically specialized tissue with metabolic processes important to continuing vision, not found in other tissues, even elsewhere in the eye. Many blinding diseases (inherited and age-related) involve derangement of these key RPE processes. As much of the basic fundamentals remains unknown, we are investigating in depth the sub-proteomes of the RPE to better understand their role in health and blinding disease.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a PhD or MD/PhD in a cognate field, within three years of degree being awarded; must have first authorship on at least one peer-reviewed publication; have strong training in biochemistry/proteomics/structural biology with experience in protein/cellular fractionation/purification, proteomics and mass spectrometry; have excellent writing and communications skills; and must be highly motivated to develop technical expertise and career-enhancing skills. The ability to work independently as well as part of a team is important as we are a highly collaborative lab.

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Contact information: Interested candidates can send an email of interest to with a CV, names and contact info for 3 references, a one-page statement of interest, and a summary of previous research experience and future career interests.

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