Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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Looking for a highly motivated candidate to join as a postdoc fellow at the Emory Eye Center on a multi-PI project. The project is focused on stem-cell based retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell replacement therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Prior experience of handling iPSc or other stem cell lines, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, drug screening and microscopy are must. Experience of mouse work is highly desirable.
The candidate should have excellent communications skills and will be expected to write manuscripts and grant proposals. Emory has an extremely collegial atmosphere, and the candidate is expected to be a good team member but should also be able to handle independent projects.
- Researching dry macular degeneration.
- Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career.
- The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments.
- Develops new ideas that promote current research.
- Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
- May be responsible for operation of specific equipment.
- May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff.
- Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee.
- The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory, and funds are available.
- Appointments cannot exceed five years
Salary will be according to NIH guidelines.
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