We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to investigate the cellular and molecular basis of vascular pathophysiology (permeability and angiogenesis). We are very interested in identifying the molecules that are made by the stressed retinal cells and act on vascular cells, resulting in vascular pathologies. In the past, our work has largely focused on two cytokines (tumor necrosis factor-alpha and placental growth factor) and one chemokine receptor (Cxcr5). We now follow the path to delineate the mechanisms, identify novel cytokines, and uncover their interactions. Our research goal is to discover novel targets and mechanisms for the precision treatments of ischemic and inflammatory disorders, such as the major eye diseases (diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration). For qualification, the hand-on experience in RNA, protein, and cell technologies is mandatory; the expertise on genomics, proteomics, or bioinformatics analyses is advantageous. Salary and benefits will be based on NIH guideline and JHU policy. The position is contracted on yearly bases, renewable for up to a total of 5 years, depending on availability of funds, qualification of performance, and necessity of the position. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology or related areas. JHU has start-of-the-art facility and equipment as well as a very dynamic academic environment, fostering innovative research. JHU is an equal opportunity employer. Interested individuals please submit application to Dr. Huang at email@example.com.