Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of Ophthalmology
West Virginia University Research Corporation

Morgantown, West Virginia

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West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology

About the Opportunity

The West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation and the WVU Department of Ophthalmology ( are seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow. The position - funded by the NIH - is research-oriented with a focus on retinal cell biology, the study and treatment of retinal neurodegenerative diseases, and other visual neuroscience-related research projects in mouse and zebrafish animal models. The host laboratory of has expertise in a wide-range of microscopies, including state-of-the-art super-resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques (namely stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy – STORM) and electron microscopy, in addition to access to the full complement of research facilities and equipment available throughout the WVU School of Medicine. 

Th laboratory is located in the Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Center on the campus of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Morgantown, WV (for more information, please visit: This successful candidate will primarily be required to perform full time experimental wet lab research on an independent project within the scope of the host lab’s interests and capabilities. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a successful track record of research training and published peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate is expected to start in the fall of 2022. All candidates are required to submit a cover letter, current CV and contact information for three (3) references. 

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:
•    13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
•    PTO
•    403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
•    A range of health insurance and various other benefits
•    Dependent Education Scholarship
•    WVU Perks
•    And More!!

What you’ll do:

•    Lead and troubleshoot biomedical research experiments in the laboratory.
•    Maintain and genotype animal colonies.
•    Culture mammalian cells.
•    Prepare solutions and materials for laboratory experiments.
•    Document, analyze, and present experimental results and discuss findings. 
•    Mentor and guide undergraduate and graduate students in the lab.
•    Prepare fellowship grants and manuscripts.
•    Present findings at seminars, retreats and conferences; participate in journal clubs. 
•    Operate and troubleshoot microscopes and related lab equipment.




  • PhD in neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, or a relevant biomedical field is required.
  • Laboratory mouse handling experience is preferred.
  • Laboratory zebrafish experience is desired.
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques and experimental workflows is required.
  • Experience will cell culture, molecular cloning and general biochemistry is preferred.
  • Microscopy experience is preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, time management, organizational, and self-motivation skills.
  • Skilled at using scientific methods to solve problems.
  • Knowledge of the use and preparation of cell culture media, aseptic technique, general microbiological procedures, and relevant molecular biology protocols is preferred.
  • Knowledge of general laboratory terminology. Knowledge of medical terminology would be helpful.
  • Ability to measure volumes and/or weights of chemicals, and apply mathematical concepts to calculate concentrations (in molar units) and prepare solutions according to precise specifications.
  • Ability to operate general laboratory equipment (i.e. pH meter, scales, pipetmen, centrifuges, etc.) and the willingness and ability to learn new techniques, procedures, or protocols and apply them in an appropriate manner.
  • Ability to gather, understand and implement technical protocols from current literature.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to maintain records and inventories.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to use tools including wrenches to perform assembly or standard mechanical repairs of laboratory equipment.

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