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Research Associate (Postdoc)

University of Wisconsin–Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
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Closing date
Dec 12, 2023

Position Requirements: A candidate with a recent PhD in biochemistry, neurobiology, cell and molecular biology or a similar field. Experience in cell culture and mouse studies is preferred. Demonstrated record in writing peer-reviewed publications, being comfortable working both independently and collaboratively, and supervising undergraduate students is expected.

Position Duties: A funded Research Associate (Postdoc) position is available in Dr. Zaitoun’s lab in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The funded project for this position focuses on investigating the crosstalk between the vascular system and the nervous system using cellular and mouse models of disease. The candidate will be expected to carry out/develop the described research projects under the direction of the principal investigator. The position will involve performing mouse studies to induce vascular obliteration and neovascularization, collection of solid tissue/blood for downstream cellular, molecular, and biochemical analysis; designing and executing in vitro studies; performing data analysis; drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals; and performing additional duties as requested by the principal investigator. The successful applicant must have excellent scientific, writing, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills.

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter stating research background and interests, CV, and contact information for three professional references to Candidates with appropriate training involving neurobiology, vascular biology, vision, and molecular biology as evidenced by a relevant publication record are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge research in an interactive, highly collaborative, and with access to shared facilities, including electroretinography, optical coherence tomography, imaging, DNA/RNA sequencing, bioinformatics, metabolomics, nanotechnology, mouse genome engineering, etc


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