Neurotrophic Factors for the Retina
Posted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2017-Feb-11
A postdoctoral fellowship position is available to study proteins that affect the function of the retina. The current goal of our section is the elucidation of the mechanisms of neurotrophic action on the retina. The major interests of the research group include: the serpin PEDF and its receptor PEDF-R, cell-surface receptors, lipase, protein interactions, lipids, signaling pathways, structure-function, and sustained delivery systems.
The research group in which the position is located is Section of Protein Structure and Function, Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology, National Eye Institute. Additional information and references may be found on the NIH and NEI Web sites, http://www.nei.nih.gov/intramural/protein_struct_func.asp, http://irp.nih.gov/pi/s-patricia-becerra.
Experience in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, retina dissection, lipids analyses, lipases, high throughput screening and/or animal models are preferred.
Please send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, cover letter with a brief description of candidate's interest in the position, research experience and long term career goals, and the names of 3 references (with phone numbers) via e-mail to becerrapnei.nih.gov, or via post to:
Patricia Becerra, Ph.D.
Section of Protein Structure and Function, LRCMB
National Eye Institute, NIH
Building 6, Room 134
6 Memorial Drive MSC 0608
Bethesda, MD 20892-0608
Telephone: (301) 496-6514
Fax: (301) 451-5420
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