Proposes and undertakes a mentored, innovative project or challenge to develop novel molecular therapies for retinal degenerative diseases. Designs and performs in vitro and animal experiments, analyzes and presents the outcome.
Work on project to identify the mutations associated with neovascular disease in the NRV1 mouse and evaluate the efficacy of Rora and Nr2e3 to treat neovascular and retinal disease.
Perform experiments, assist in writing IRB and ACUC protocols and will be trained in animal studies related to the project.
Read, analyze and summarize published literature
Design and execute in vitro and in vivo
Undertake relevant coursework if required by mentor.
Attend relevant meetings
Meet regularly with mentor to review project progress and milestones
Plan and deliver a seminar on the project
Take administrative (inventory, purchasing, etc. ) responsibilities in the lab when necessary
Write a final report or submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal describing the project and results
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Doctoral degree (MD or PhD) with more than 2 years of lab experience.
Possible lifting of 10 to 20 lbs., depending on nature of chosen project(s).
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