Postdoctoral Fellowship: Gene therapy/vision restoration

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 by Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI 53226
Research & Development
Immediate Start
Hourly Salary

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Gene therapy/vision restoration

A post-doctoral fellow position is available immediately within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, for a highly motivated scientist interested in the development of novel gene and cell therapy strategies to preserve and restore vision in models of rare and complex eye disease. The successful fellow will work under the direct guidance of Dr Daniel M. Lipinski, Director of the Ocular Gene Therapy Laboratory, and will join a growing team of committed vision researchers, students and staff working at the MCW Eye Institute.

Job Requirements

-Candidates should hold or expect to be awarded a doctoral degree (PhD/DPhil) in a relevant biological discipline (e.g. biology, ophthalmology, neurobiology) at the time of application. Preference will be given to applicants who also have some knowledge of developmental biology.
-Candidates are expected to have extensive experience with common molecular and cell biology laboratory techniques (cloning, PCR, tissue culture etc) and be able to teach techniques to graduate students and staff as required.
-Prior experience with conducting in vivo ocular imaging and electrophysiological assessments (cSLO, OCT, ERG) is strongly preferred, but not critical.
-Experience of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vector production, purification and delivery technologies is not required and will be provided as part of the candidate's post-doctoral training.

Start: Immediate
Compensation: NIH standards will be used in setting the pay scale.

Interested applicants should submit the following:
-An updated CV listing all publications/presentations and awards
-Contact information for three academic references (References will not be contacted without prior notice)
-A one page summary detailing the applicants research interests and past experience that makes the applicant suitable for the position, and an overview of the applicant's most important/interesting scientific contribution to date.

Directly via e-mail to:
Daniel M. Lipinski D.Phil.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Cell Biology, Neurobiology
and Anatomy

About the Ocular Gene Therapy Laboratory:

About Vision Research at the Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin:

About living in City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

Background Check
Employment in this position may be contingent upon successfully completing a background and criminal history check, caregiver background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check Law, physical examination, and / or driving record check.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Medical College of Wisconsin is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Medical College of Wisconsin defines diversity as a commitment to recognizing and appreciating the variety of individual differences in an environment that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement. The diversity of MCW continues to be an important source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments.

Employees that have access to MCW, affiliate, subsidiary, or student data or Protected Health Information (PI), or research protected information are obligated to protect the confidentiality and proper use and access of this information in order to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, unnecessary identification, or security breaches.

Please do not forget to mention Bio Careers when applying.

Reference: 560201994

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