Job Description Conceptualizes, designs, implements and directs research projects in a research lab within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at The Ohio State University; develops, adopts and implements new laboratory methods; develops hypothesis and experimental approach to hypothesis testing; plans, designs and conducts research on investigating ocular diseases and conditions causing vision-threatening damage and scarring in the retina, focusing on inflammatory mechanisms of disease and potential biomarkers and targets for therapy including for retinal detachment and proliferative vitreoretinopathy, diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, glaucoma, traumatic optic neuropathy, and uveal melanoma. The research scientist will work to analyze, extract, compile, and evaluate data to establish relevance to the problems being evaluated; write, submits and administer grants; direct and manage grant budgets; manage laboratory; write manuscripts, article, abstract and research report for publication in peer-reviewed journals; attend and present research findings at national and international scientific conferences; develop and conduct educational workshops, lectures and seminars; collaborates with other researchers in determining research priorities and planning programs of research; trains undergrads, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students and technicians within laboratory;
Minimum Education Required Doctorate (Academic) or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Qualifications Ph.D in Pharmacology or related field required. Minimum of 3 years extensive experience in ocular in vitro and in vivo research required, such as proven experience with intraocular injection, cell isolation, ocular tissue dissection and fixation, retinal frozen sectioning, retinal immunohistochemistry, TUNEL assay, confocal microscopy, RPE cell culture, cell migration assay, contraction assay, DNA and RNA isolation, genotyping, qPCR, ELISA, MSD assay, Western blot, co-IP, cell signaling studies, cell biology, and lipid pathway studies. Previous considerable experience working with animals required; CRISPR Cas9 experience desired. Strong computer skills including experience with bioinformatics analysis is preferred. Demonstrated ability to be a productive researcher required as evident by publication record, citation of research by others, presentations to scientific organizations or contributions to the research field; Requires successful completion of a background check; qualified candidates may be asked to complete a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.