Title Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow, Optometry
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Optometry
The Indiana University School of Optometry, a leader in basic science,
translational and clinical research, is recruiting a skilled full-time
research associate / postdoctoral fellow in vision science, cell and molecular
biology and/or bioengineering with a proposed start date of December 1, 2022.
The laboratory is currently funded by NIH to investigate the signaling pathway
that impact age-related eye pathologies. Utilizing novel protocols to probe
eye lens biology from super-resolution microscopy to biochemistry to tissue
biomechanical testing and computer modeling, the goal is to elucidate the
underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms that facilitate lifelong lens
transparency and homeostasis (https: // blogs.iu.edu/chenglab).
Indiana University is a major research University founded in 1820. It
currently enrolls over 38,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and
professional students on the Bloomington campus with over 114,000 students in
the University system. The School of Optometry has well-established
professional degree and clinical programs, as well as widely recognized
research and graduate programs. The School has two teaching clinics as well as
a variety of externship and residency affiliations. Indiana University has an
active commitment to community health and education. Additional information
about the School and Indiana University is available at
https:// www. optometry.iu.edu.
Comprising a diverse community, Bloomington is located in a beautifully wooded
and hilly area of the state where cultural and recreational opportunities
abound, housing costs are low, schools are excellent, and commuting time is
short. Additional information on the community of Bloomington can be found at
https: // www. visitbloomington.com.
Opportunities (would be happy to discuss other candidate-specific goals)
Publish findings as well as attend local, national and international
conferences to present work
Provide mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory
Mass spectrometry and biochemistry to identify receptor-ligand pairs
Super-resolution confocal and electron microscopy and novel protocol
development for imaging subcellular structures
Biomechanical testing of tissues and computer modeling
Small molecule agonists and inhibitors testing to determine active signaling
pathways in cells
Candidates should possess good interpersonal and communication skills,
excellent organizational skills, strong work ethic and a high motivation to
learn. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and
PhD in vision science, biology, bioengineering or related scientific field.
Department Contact for Questions
Dr. Catherine Cheng at firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience in confocal microscopy, cell culture, traditional and quantitative
real-time PCR, Western blots, immunoprecipitation, mass spectrometry,
microdissection and/or biomechanical testing and modeling
Experience in mouse colony management
Demonstrated experience in publishing findings, independence in conducting a
variety of experimental approaches and generating hypotheses/guiding an
independent research project
Salary and Rank Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.
Questions regarding the position or application process may be directed to Dr.
Catherine Cheng at email@example.com or submitted via postal mail to Indiana
University School of Optometry, Attn: OAA#13357 c/o Dr. Cheng, 800 E. Atwater
Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405.
For consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and
names and contact information of at least three references. Interested
candidates should review the application requirements and submit their
application at: https: // indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/13357
Applications received by September 15, 2022 will be assured consideration. The
search will remain open until the position is filled.
For Best Consideration Date 09/15/2022
Expected Start Date 12/01/2022
OAA # IU-100005-2022
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
How did you hear about this position?
Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
Announcement: Other Website
Letter of Application