[visionlist] UAB Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences seeking a Clinician Scientist in Diseases of Vitreous, Retina, and Choroid

Gmail miyoungkwon02 at gmail.com
Sun May 5 06:29:48 -04 2019

Clinician Scientist in Diseases of Vitreous, Retina, and Choroid

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking a highly motivated clinician scientist with a collaborative spirit who is interested in basic, translational and clinical research in age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and/or related chorioretinal disease.   

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has 46 full-time clinical and research faculty and is based in the Callahan Eye Hospital (CEH), part of the UAB Health System. The CEH boasts the second highest number of retinal procedures in the US, an unusual depth and breadth of retinal pathology due to service area demographics, 16 eye operating rooms in a dedicated facility, and a newly expanded network of satellite clinics. The Department is 5th in the Blue Ridge ranking for current NIH-funded research for ophthalmology departments nationwide and has received unrestricted grant support from Research to Prevent Blindness since 1988. More detailed information about the Department can be found at https://www.uab.edu/medicine/ophthalmology/ <https://www.uab.edu/medicine/ophthalmology/>. 

UAB hosts a highly collaborative vision research community supported by an NIH core grant for 37 years. This interdisciplinary group spans ophthalmology and visual sciences, engineering, epidemiology, neuroscience and optometry and is centered around a shared laboratory, clinical, and translational research environment. Research strengths in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences include age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy research spanning cell biology, stem cell biology, pathology/pathobiology, functional testing, high-resolution imaging, epidemiology, and health services. 

Responsibilities will include active participation in research, resident education and patient care with at least 50% time dedicated to research. The candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program and participate in our rich environment for advances in diseases of vitreous, retina, and choroid within the Department, the Callahan Eye Hospital, and the UAB vision community at large.

Candidates must have graduated from a fully accredited ophthalmology residency program and be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Alabama. Candidates must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have successfully completed a Retina Vitreous Fellowship.

Faculty rank and tenure is commensurate with qualifications and achievements.

Birmingham earned its Magic City moniker as a booming steel city in the late 19th century but lately the magic comes from the city’s transformation as a dining, arts, and sports mecca and urban renewal hotspot characterized by wide ethnic/racial cultural diversity.

Please send an email letter of inquiry and CV to:
Christopher A. Girkin, MD, MSPH
cgirkin at uabmc.edu <mailto:cgirkin at uabmc.edu>
EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Chair
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 University Blvd., Suite 601
Birmingham, AL 35233-0019
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

MiYoung Kwon, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, School of Medicine
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
1720 University Blvd., Suite 407 | Birmingham, AL 35294-0009
Lab website: http://labs.uab.edu/kwon/ <http://labs.uab.edu/kwon/> 
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