Postdoctoral Position: Abnormal Angiogenesis in Ocular Diseases

Post Doctoral position to study mechanisms associated with abnormal angiogenesis in ocular diseases. This position is considered full time and is intended to last 5 years, but is contingent on funding and performance.

The environment at the University of Utah and Moran Eye Center is rich with interaction among graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, MDs, PhDs and other students. Your main opportunities in the laboratory include investigating mechanisms of vascularity and abnormal angiogenesis using both rat and mouse models of oxygen-induced retinopathy. Part of this position will involve researching literature, animal model experiment design, collection of data, and analysis through capillary density and quantification of features from retinal flat mounts, western blotting, real-time PCR, molecular biology and gene therapy techniques, in vitro work, transfection and creation of mutants for cells, cell isolation, in vivo imaging using Micron IV and spectral domain optical coherence tomography, functional analyses with electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry with double labeling, data analysis, preparation and reports, writing articles, helping with and writing grants, IACUC, and lab safety reports. There will be opportunities to attend educational seminars at Moran and at University of Utah, presentation at research meetings, and contribution to scientific articles as co-and/or first author.

Applications will close on Wednesday September 20th

Please contact:

Maria Isabel Gomez “Maisa”
Project Coordinator Pediatric Retina Center
John A. Moran Eye Center
Office: 801-587-7173
[email protected]