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Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of New England in Biddeford, Maine
Date Posted 08/14/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Perform directed and independent research in the Biomedical Science Department as part of a research team focusing on mechanisms of dry eye and ocular pain. Specifically, implementing novel laboratory experiments in in-vivo neuro-imaging. Incumbent will also be responsible for analyzing, interpreting, and preparation of data for publication.


  • Responsible for designing and executing laboratory experiments to evaluate corneal nerve growth in a model of dry-eye.

  • Operate specialized equipment, including a 2-Photon microscope, confocal microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, live-imaging.

  • Collect and analyze experimental samples.

  • Using specialized computer programs, evaluate and analyze acquired data.

  • Provide supervision to graduate and undergraduate students and technicians.

  • Assume lead role in manuscript preparation.

  • Participate in grant proposal writing.

  • Understands and complies with MSDS and HAZCOM procedures and policies as part of UNE’s comprehensive OSHA compliance program.

  • Understand and comply with OSHA requirements (29 CFR Part 1910) for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by the University Chemical Hygiene Officers, the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator (EHSC), the supervisor and Chapter 17 of the University of New England Safety Manual.

  • Completes University new employee orientation and sexual harassment training within 30 days of the date of hire.

  • Understand and comply with the University of New England Safety Manual

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The laboratory is a member of the highly collaborative Center for Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function, with access to excellent core facilities.


  • PhD in biology, neuroscience, or related field required

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with rodent research

  • Previous grant writing experience preferred

  • Must be able to collaborate well with others

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize tasks

  • Written and oral communication skills required

EEO Statement Summary

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

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