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Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, 35768

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
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Jul 18, 2021

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Job Title: Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, 35768
Location: UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36604
Hiring Department

School of Medicine - Department of Ophthalmology

Job Description

This position is open to individuals with the qualifications of a Postdoctoral Scholar in the laboratory of Dr. Karl Kador at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the field of regenerative medicine for the treatment of vision diseases. This position will focus on the use of tissue engineering techniques, combining biodegradable scaffolds with guidance cues expressed during development and 3D bioprinting for the design of models of the retina. Functional endpoints will be used for analyzing experiments with a goal of moving forward with in vivo testing and translating technologies. The successful applicant will be expected to design and conduct experiments, analyze results, write manuscripts and present results at national meetings.

Please see our previous work:

  • Biomaterials. 2013 Jun;34(17):4242-50.
  • Acta Biomater. 2014 Dec;10(12):4939-46.
  • Tissue Eng Part A. 2016 Feb;22(3-4):286-94.
Minimum Qualifications

Recent Ph.D. or M.D. graduates with a background in neuroscience, tissue engineering or vision science are especially encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in electrophysiology, calcium imaging or 3D cell printing

Full Time/Part Time

Full time, benefit-eligible

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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