Research Assistant

Applications for a half-time Research Assistant are being accepted by the New England College of Optometry for work in Dr. Debora L. Nickla’s lab. The NIH-funded experiments will study various parameters of the circadian rhythms in axial length and choroidal thickness using the chick model of myopia. The PI is collaborating with two colleagues at The University of Pennsylvania and Emory University, where molecular analyses on tissues will be carried out by 2 investigators.

Applicants should hold a BS or MS in biology and have experience in animal research and possibly tissue harvesting. He/she will be expected to participate in circadian experiments 2-3 time per month, which will involve round-the-clock measurements. The appointment is expected to be for 3 years.

The Myopia Research Center at NECO is a strong group of scientists covering various aspects of myopia development. We are located in the heart of the Back Bay in Boston with plentiful scientific and cultural resources. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Interested candidates should send a C.V. and the names and addresses of 2 references to

The College is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

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