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A postdoctoral position is available at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute to work on an NIH-funded project investigating a novel a zebrafish and mouse models of glaucoma.  Retinal pathology will be investigated by immunohistochemistry of retinal whole mounts, histology of optic nerves and axonal transport assays.  Visual function will be analyzed by optokinetic assay.   The project includes pharmacological studies of a novel treatment for glaucoma.  Additional zebrafish models will be generated using Crispr/Cas9.  Similar experiments will be carried out in a parallel mouse model.  Vanderbilt Eye Institute, located in Nashville TN, offers a highly collaborative and resource-rich environment.  The ideal candidate would have training in eye research, including in some of the techniques outlined above.  Molecular biology experience is a plus.  Candidates with a PhD in Visual Science, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or related field with experience in eye research preferred.  To apply, please send a cover letter , CV and list of references to:  Dr. John Kuchtey at: john.kuchtey@vanderbilt.edu.

 

Job Requirements:

Excellent communication skills

Ability to work independently and collaboratively

 

At least some of the following skills:

Eye research using zebrafish and/or mouse

Immunohistochemistry, microscopy and image analysis

Behavioral assays of visual function

Molecular biology, Crispr/Cas9 mutagenesis

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