Postdoctoral Associate

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Department: Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Employer: Research Foundation
Payroll Title: Postdoctoral Associate, E89
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Science and Medical Research

Job Summary:

Successful candidate will participate in research projects aimed at understanding the structure and function of retinal neurons. The approaches used to tackle these questions include quantitative live cell microscopy techniques such as high spatial and temporal resolution fluorescence relaxation after photoconversion (FRAP), fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM), fluorescence anisotropy microscopy (FAIM) and various modes of super resolution microscopy. A variety of cell biological, biochemical and molecular biological techniques are also employed. The candidate will be expected to bring expertise to the lab in one of the areas listed above. The candidate will also be expected to learn techniques relevant to quantitative fluorescence microscopy in living cells, including but not limited to computer coding for quantitative analysis (using Matlab, Python or R), cell culture, molecular biology and the generation of transgenic Xenopus. As such the candidate will be expected to seek assistance and advice from experienced lab members and other individuals at Upstate and beyond to accomplish these tasks. The candidate will be expected to be capable of achieving the above tasks in a timely manner as determined by the PI. The candidate is expected to think independently about the assigned project and to meet with the PI at least once a week to discuss ideas and plan forward progress. The candidate is expected to be able to produce cogent draft manuscripts for eventual publication. The candidate will work closely with the PI on all aspects of the work and any and all work accomplished during the candidate's tenure will remain the purview of the PI. The candidate will be expected to seek independent funding from suitable entities during their tenure. The position will be offered for a two-year period, with a three-month initial evaluation. After the two-year contract, the position may be renewed on a yearly basis. Employment throughout is contingent on available funds. 

Minimum Qualifications: A doctoral degree or equivalent from an accredited and recognized university in one of the following areas is required: Cell biology, biochemistry, or biphysics.
Preferred Qualifications:

 

Work Days:

Varies depending on experiments

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