| Summary Description: The candidate must be able to work independently, keep scrupulous records, and communicate the results of his/her work. This is a high-level demanding position that requires extensive experience and excellent communication skills. Duties include but not limited to:1.To design and implement ophthalmic research projects, including the creation and completion of RASCAL protocols. The individual will be required to establish and investigate animal models of retinal disease, including the performance of surgical procedures, collection of research data, analysis of experimental data and results, drafting of research abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and preparation and presentation of research findings.2.To establish new techniques as required and to perform a wide range of basic laboratory techniques (e.g. histology, immunohistochemistry, light and fluorescent microscopy). The individual will be familiar with molecular biology techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, and TUNEL assay, and also be capable to incorporate cutting edge technology into the research (e.g. Real-time PCR, Microarray, Laser Capture Dissection System).3.To supervise, teach, and train laboratory technicians and students.4.To carry out laboratory management duties including the ordering of laboratory equipment, reagents, chemicals, animals and general supplies.5.To have working knowledge computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and Statistical Software such as SPSS.6.To prepare budgets and manage financial resources of the laboratory, under the supervision of the PI. To assist with preparation and management of federal and foundation grants.7.Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Ability to effectively convey information verbally and in writing.|
Minimum Qualifications: At least 3-5 years of high level research experience
Preferred Qualifications: Relevant experience in Ophthalmic research and ability to supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
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