VisionScienceList: Research Director - WVU Eye Institute

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Date: Wed Oct 24 2001 - 12:23:30 PDT

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    Director of Research
    West Virginia University Eye Institute
    Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of
    Research for the Eye Institute of West Virginia University, and Professor,
    WVU School of Medicine. The Eye Institute is housed in a new 55,000 square
    foot building with shell space for construction of state-of-the-art
    research laboratories and core facilities. New faculty lines will be
    available to the Director to build a strong collaborative research
    team. The School of Medicine has defined two major research foci, cancer
    and neurosciences, and candidates that bring strength to an ophthalmologic
    neuroscience focus will be given the highest priority. Potential cross
    appointments to basic science departments in the School of Medicine will
    provide access to strong Ph.D. programs for members of the Eye Institute's
    research team.
    (1) Ph.D. or M.D. in a relevant area of science or medicine with a
    demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment and funded research;
    (2) the vision and energy needed to direct a sustained research endeavor;
    (3) active funding from federal agencies, particularly the NIH;
    (4) highly effective interpersonal skills that will enable him/her to work
    cooperatively with the faculty from diverse disciplines; and
    (5) experience or interest in administration.

    West Virginia University is a land-grant, comprehensive doctoral granting
    institution, and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University - Extensive. The
    main campus, including the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences, has about 22,000
    total students, of which 6000 are graduate students and 1100 are
    professional students. The Health Sciences Center is a comprehensive
    health science center with Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry,
    Pharmacy, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center ( and the
    Blanchette Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (

    WVU is located in Morgantown, WV, a community of about 80,000 with ready
    access to Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, D.C.

    The review of applications will begin November 15, 2001 and will continue
    until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should include a
    letter describing their qualifications for the position, a vision of the
    research program they would develop and current vitae with the names of at
    least four references. Applications or nominations should be directed to:
    John B. Barnett, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, c/o Ms Tammy Miller,
    Department of Ophthalmology, West Virginia University Health Sciences
    Center, PO Box 9193, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-9193 or

    West Virginia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    J. Vernon Odom, Ph.D.
    Professor of Ophthalmology, Physiology, and Psychology
    Mail: West Virginia University Eye Institute
             Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
             West Virginia University
             1 Stadium Drive
             P.O. Box 9193
             Morgantown, WV 26506-9193
    Work Telephone: +1 304 598 6959 Beeper: 0496
    FAX: +1 304 598 6928

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