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Long recognized as a leader in the Visual Sciences, the Department has established a tradition of excellence in academic medicine and research that stems from the early years of the 20th century and continues to guide us in the 21st. The Department's Eye Center is a referral and consultation facility that provides outstanding ophthalmic care to the citizens of St. Louis and the Central Midwest. Our faculty are among the finest in the country and many conduct internationally recognized research into the causes and prevention of eye diseases.
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This position is in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the physiological properties of mammalian photoreceptors. We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated PhD, MD, or MD/PhD with solid publication record and vision research-related experience in neuroscience, electrophysiology, biophysics, or biochemistry. Experience in molecular biology is a plus and good analytical and communication skills are essential. The specific project will be tailored to the interests and qualifications of the applicant, but will focus broadly on using electrophysiological tools to study the phototransduction cascade, adaptation, and the visual cycle of mammalian photoreceptors, and their link to retinal degeneration and visual disorders. For details on recent research see http://vrcore.wustl.edu/kefalov_vladimir/Publications.aspx. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art lab equipment and departmental core facilities, as well as to the great research community in one of the top medical schools in the USA.
A PhD, MD, or MD/PhD with solid publication record and vision research-related experience in neuroscience, electrophysiology, biophysics, or biochemistry.
Experience in molecular biology is a plus.
Good analytical and communication skills are essential.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to Dr. Vladimir Kefalov firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Dr. Vladimir Kefalov
Washington University School of Medicine
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
660 S. Euclid Ave Box 8096
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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