Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has a Postdoctoral Research Associate position available to study glaucoma, a devastating retinal degenerative disease without effective treatments, and its causes.

A postdoctoral researcher interested in this area will use mice as a model to study glaucoma pathogenesis at the molecular level. In addition, the researcher will also study the molecular mechanisms underlying adult stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. Finally, the candidate will also have a unique opportunity to investigate the potential of using stem cells to treat retinal degenerative diseases. The researcher will have the opportunity to develop an independent research project and learn techniques such as genetics and genomics, protein purification, robotics techniques, electron microscopy and high throughput sequencing, microarrays, proteomics, histology, FACS and imaging.

In addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills, successful candidates must be highly motivated, work independently and creatively, committed to a scientific career in a team-oriented environment and proficient at problem solving. Minimum requirements include a recent Ph.D. degree with a strong background in cell biology, genetics, biochemistry and/or molecular biology. Research experience with mice and vision research is preferred. For more information please visit the lab website


Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current resume; (2) 2 letters of recommendation; (3) copies of most recent 2 or 3 publications; (4) brief statement of research interests to Ting Xie: cc: or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.