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Ocular Senior Scientific Researcher

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

 The Ocular Group in Translational Immunology Department is seeking a motivated, interactive and flexible Senior Scientific Researcher to perform in vivo studies and in vitro characterization of preclinical endpoints. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing in vivo  models of ocular diseases such as Glaucoma and AMD, and will use complementary approaches to assess retinal structure and function. This individual is expected to work effectively in a highly collaborative team setting to evaluate therapeutic candidates for blinding retinal diseases.


With a solid in vivo experience and murine  handling, the successful candidate will be in charge of experimental design and execution. In addition to ocular model induction, the candidate will perform intravitreal and subretinal injections and use in vivo multimodal imaging techniques (OCT, fundus, angiography). Retinal function will be assessed by electroretinography (ERG, pERG, VEP) and behavioral testing. Specific responsibilities will include ocular tissue collection, microdissection and processing for immunohistochemistry, cellular and molecular biology approaches. This individual will be responsible for data analysis, report generation and   communication.


  • The successful applicant will have a PhD in neuroscience, immunology, cell biology, or related field, preferably with a background in retina cell biology

  • 2+ years experience in academic or industry laboratory setting

  • Experience with  ocular injections,  microdissection and electrophysiology will be required

  • Good oral/written communication skills, problem-solving, flexibility, and the ability to integrate detailed analysis into a larger disease-oriented context will be expected. 



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