Mechanisms of Retinoid and Lipid Metabolism in the Retina
A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the Molecular Mechanisms Section, Laboratory of Retinal Cell & Molecular Biology, National Eye Institute (NEI), in Bethesda, Maryland, to study unique metabolic/regulatory pathways specific to the retina/retinal pigment epithelium. The Molecular Mechanisms Section studies 1) mechanisms of retinoid metabolism and isomerization in the retina/retinal pigment epithelium; 2) lipid metabolism in the retina/retinal pigment epithelium; and 3) regulation of metabolic and signaling pathways in the retina/retinal pigment epithelium. Our overall goal is to better understand retinoid and lipid metabolism in vision and in retinal degenerations, and to develop therapies to treat derangements of these pathways. A description of our research and recent publications can be found at http://www.nei.nih.gov/intramural/mol_mech_sec.asp.
We have access to a wide range of NEI core facilities, including biological imaging, genetic engineering, visual function, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics resources and to additional expertise at the NIH Bethesda campus. Training will be provided as required.
The successful candidate will have:
- A Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry or a related field;
- A strong background in biochemistry, chemistry, and/or molecular biology;
- Less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience in cognate areas of research;
- High motivation, creative thinking, and excellent organizational skills;
- Excellent verbal/written communications skills.
To apply, please send a CV and bibliography, a summary of research accomplishments, description of research interests and career goals, and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. T. Michael Redmond by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last Reviewed: January 2013