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School of Medicine - Post-doctoral Fellow/Senior Research Assistant, 73464

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
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Jul 9, 2021

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Job Title: School of Medicine - Post-doctoral Fellow/Senior Research Assistant, 73464
Location: UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 30815
Hiring Department

School of Medicine - Department of Ophthalmology

Job Description

This position is open to individuals with the qualifications of a Postdoctoral Scholar/Senior Research Assistant 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. The title of the candidate will be determined by education and experience. This position will focus on the use of 3D bioprinting combined with biodegradable scaffolds to create a new model of glaucoma. The successful applicant will design experiments to optimize printing conditions for the survival and positioning as well as eventual migration of retinal neurons, glia and stem cells. Samples will be evaluated histologically for their ability to recapitulate the 3D organization of the retina as well as ability to model functional changes observed during glaucoma.

This position is part of an exchange program and the applicant must be willing to move to Dublin, Ireland for 3 months as a part of the exchange. 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 PhD or MD graduates with a background in biomedical engineering, stem cell biology and neuroscience are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in 3D bioprinting and retinal/neural stem cell biology / organoid formation.

Candidates without a doctorate but with experience in preferred areas will be considered at the Senior Research Assistant level.

Full Time/Part Time

Full time, benefit-eligible


Salary is negotiable, commensurate with education and experience.

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 three 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.).

If you need technical assistance, please call 1-855-524-0002.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

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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University Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

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