The Wilmer Eye Institute is recruiting a Research Associate to investigate the molecular mechanism underlying retinal changes in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness among the elderly, and other forms of retinal diseases. The successful applicant will lead a laboratory research program directed at using transcriptomics approaches, including single cell RNA sequencing, to study the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and how it relates to the development and progression of retinal disease. He/she will also work on identifying pathways and targets for therapeutic intervention. The position requires a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalent), four or more years of postdoctoral training, including hands on experience and expertise in differentiation of human stem cells into RPE, transcriptional analysis, genome engineering, and high content screening. The successful applicant will be expected to generate grant funding to support the research program, and preference will be given to applicants who already have active grant funding.
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