1. Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at FDA – Microglial imaging

    Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at FDA – Microglial imaging

    A postdoctoral research fellowship is available at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL), Division of Biomedical Physics (DBP). The fellow will participate in an FDA inter-center collaborative research project in the lab of Dr. Ethan Cohen to optically evaluate the sensitivity of microglia at detecting toxins in retinal tissue using fluorescent and reflectance techniques. The fellow should be familiar with handling live retinal tissue, optical system design, and immunocytochemistry. The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Engineering, Physiology, Pharmacology, or a Vision-related field. The laboratory is located at the FDA headquarters (Federal Research Center at White Oak) in Silver Spring, MD. Preference will be given to creative applicants with some or all of the following skills and experience:

    • Confocal imaging and analysis.
    • Original research publications and presentations
    • Retinal pharmacology/physiology in rodents
    • Optical system design.
    • Ability to program and analyze image data in MATLAB, Labview, or ImageJ http://go.usa.gov/cegV3

    To apply: Please email your application package to ethan.cohen@fda.hhs.gov . The package should include your CV/resume, a cover letter describing your background experience /interests, and the names of two references we may contact. Please include “Chief Scientist grant” in the subject line.

    Note that this appointment is offered through the CDRH Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S citizens without regard to race, color, age religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran. The individual selected for appointments will not become employees of ORISE, ORAU, DOE, FDA, CDRH, or any other office or agency. Program participants will be paid a monthly stipend. Note this is not a GS position. This is an educational program and candidates should be within 5 years of completing a Ph.D. degree.

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