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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ophthalmology amp Visual Science - 38241

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Washington University


Saint Louis, MO

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Post Doc Instructions:

Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

Department Name/Job Location:

Long recognized as a leader in the Visual Sciences, the Department has established a tradition of excellence in academic medicine and research that stems from the early years of the 20th century and continues to guide us in the 21st. The Department's Eye Center is a referral and consultation facility that provides outstanding ophthalmic care to the citizens of St. Louis and the Central Midwest. Our faculty are among the finest in the country and many conduct internationally recognized research into the causes and prevention of eye diseases.

Department Name/Job Location:

This position is in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions:


An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the physiological properties of mammalian photoreceptors. We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated PhD, MD, or MD/PhD with solid publication record and vision research-related experience in neuroscience, electrophysiology, biophysics, or biochemistry.  Experience in molecular biology is a plus and good analytical and communication skills are essential. The specific project will be tailored to the interests and qualifications of the applicant, but will focus broadly on using electrophysiological tools to study the phototransduction cascade, adaptation, and the visual cycle of mammalian photoreceptors, and their link to retinal degeneration and visual disorders.  For details on recent research see

.  The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art lab equipment and departmental core facilities, as well as to the great research community in one of the top medical schools in the USA.

Required Qualifications:

A PhD, MD, or MD/PhD with solid publication record and vision research-related experience in neuroscience, electrophysiology, biophysics, or biochemistry.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in molecular biology is a plus.

Good analytical and communication skills are essential.

Salary Range:

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

Job Type/Schedule:

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Applicant Special Instructions:

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to Dr. Vladimir Kefalov

 or write to:

Dr. Vladimir Kefalov

Washington University School of Medicine

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

660 S. Euclid Ave Box 8096

Saint Louis, MO 63110

EOE Statement:

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

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