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Postdoctoral Fellow

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 236040

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

315 Ferst Drive Ste. 1403

Atlanta, GA 30332

Office: IBB, 315 Ferst Drive, Room 2306, Atlanta, GA 30332-0363

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Job Summary

The Ethier lab seeks a Post-doctoral Fellow to study mechanosignalling pathways in Schlemm’s Canal endothelial cells. Schlemm’s canal is an ocular structure that is important in determining intraocular pressure (IOP), and elevated IOP is the major risk factor for glaucoma, the world’s most common cause of irreversible blindness (PMID: 25201985). A major focus of the Ethier laboratory is improving our understanding of the mechanobiology of IOP regulation. We, together with colleagues at Imperial College London, have recently received NIH funding to study the mechanobiology of Schlemm’s Canal endothelial cells, including calcium and phospho-signaling in response to focal mechanical deformation. The successful candidate will undertake these studies as part of a collegial and diverse team of students and post-docs.

    Culture of Schlemm’s canal endothelial cells on patterned substratesDelivery of focal mechanical stimulation to cultured cells via magnetic microbeads, and assaying calcium and other downstream messengers via quantitative fluorescence microscopy and Luminex analysis.Experimental design, data analysis. Preparing manuscripts and abstracts for scientific meetings. Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, as appropriate and in conjunction with the lab PI.
Required Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications

PhD in biomedical engineering, cell biology, or a closely related field.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Significant experience in: Cell culture, microscopy, molecular biologyKnowledge of: mechanostransduction pathways, ocular anatomy
Contact Information

Prof. C. Ross Ethier
Lawrence L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Chair in Bioengineering
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Email: [email protected]
Phone/Fax: 404.385.0100/404.385.1397

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