Research Scientist I - Part-Time

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Research Scientist I - Part-Time

Pharmacology & Neuroscience - 302700

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* This position is a part-time non-benefits eligible position.*

The University of North Texas Health Science Center *UNTHSC) is located in the cultural district of Fort Worth, Texas. UNTHSC is nationally recognized for its medical school, graduate student education, health professions, pharmacy, and public health programs. The department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience is internationally recognized and committed to: biomedical research, education of future health care providers, graduate training, and community outreach. The P&N department is faculty home to the two primary research institutes which support and organize focused cutting-edge translational multidisciplinary research efforts in neurodegenerative disease (Institute for Healthy Aging) and visual sciences (North Texas Eye Research Institute, NTERI). A new building now under construction will include special accommodations for NTERI operations and P&N faculty engages in state of the art visual sciences research. The new facility will support independent research programs funded through the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, private industry, and numerous private foundations.

Pharmacology & Neuroscience currently consists of 41 full time faculty, 31 graduate students, 11 postdoctoral fellows and research staff who are actively conducting research in neurodegeneration and visual sciences.

Position Details
The department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience is seeking a part time Research Scientist I in an interdisciplinary research laboratory to study mechanisms of neurodegenerative in rodent modes of glaucoma:

This newly funded project involves cellular, biochemical and molecular approaches to study neurodegeneration of retinal ganglion cells and their axons and develop in vivo strategies for neuroprotection.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
* Intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements in conscious rats.
* Performing surgery to elevate IOP in rats.
* Preparation and labelling of retinal flat mounts,.
* Immunohistochemistry of rat retinas sections, and isolation and culturing of rat primary retinal ganglion cells (RGCs).
* Successful candidate will also be required to write and publish articles for scientific journals.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. degree and one (1) year of related research experience.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences.
* 0-5 years of experience in vision research laboratory.
* Experience in glaucoma research, particularly in the area of mechanisms of neurodegeneration in glaucoma.

Special Instructions to Applicants
* This position is a part-time non-benefits eligible position. *

Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

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Posted: 4/7/2018
Application Due: 4/26/2018
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