Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Provide, under direct supervision, support for specified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results. Assist in general laboratory operation and inventory.
Eye diseases involving a critical tissue in the eye, the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), can lead to vision loss due to degeneration, inflammation and injury. This can occur in Macular Degeneration and pathological proliferation resulting in detrimental loss of RPE cells. Our goal is to prevent degenerative changes by stimulating replenishment of lost RPE cells within the intact eye, using mouse as a model. We apply pharmacological and genetic approaches to modulate signaling pathways as a strategy for developing novel therapies.
We are looking forward to working with a highly motivated individual who can collaborate with other team members in the lab and who exhibits a high level of technical expertise as well as professionalism, dedication, reliability, and intellectual curiosity. A minimum commitment of 2 years is required for this position.
Key Responsibilities and Expected Performances:
Laboratory skills that are sought include:
Examples of lab assays
Varied Shift ; Weekend or after-hours work may be required, as needed
At the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, we strive to make life better for adults and children with eye conditions including glaucoma, vision loss and diseases of the retina. We treat patients from across Tennessee and the Southeast. Our doctors, researchers and support staff use the latest technologies and methods, and we conduct vital vision research that translates to better treatments.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is a leader in quality eye care. We offer the latest technologies and methods while conducting innovative research to improve patients' lives and prevent vision loss.
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We work hard each day because your eyes are important to us.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute attracts some of the most talented doctors and researchers in the country. Our subspecialty ophthalmologists have completed a minimum of one year of fellowship training after residency and are board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute's award-winning research staff collaborates with our doctors as well as other Vanderbilt departments to pursue discoveries that enhance the vision of patients everywhere.
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