[visionlist] UAB Research Ophthalmology Faculty openings

Owsley, Cynthia cynthiaowsley at uabmc.edu
Wed Jan 19 16:40:24 -04 2022

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UAB Callahan Eye, University of Alabama at Birmingham is inviting applications from outstanding PhD and/or MD scientists for two Tenured or Tenure-Track positions to be filled at the rank of Assistant, Associate Professor or Professor to join a thriving and well-funded vision science research environment which includes an NIH P30 core grant.
The Department welcomes applicants with an established track record and significant research accomplishments in areas of vision research that may complement and/or expand the research interests of the Department. Successful applicants will are expected to develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program.
The interdisciplinary research team of the department is currently composed of clinician scientists, biologists, endocrinologists, engineers, optometrists focusing their research activities towards understanding the pathogenesis of, and improving treatment for, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, myopia, and low vision. The department boasts a range of strengths in basic, translational and clinical research including: cell replacement therapy, gene therapy, retinal imaging, retinal structure/function, stem cell biology, angiogenesis, cell signaling, biomechanics, improving the outcomes of eye care for diverse populations and proximity to one of the largest eye banks in the US.  Excellent opportunity to obtain students from the graduate school programs at UAB.
The Department is 12th 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/.
The department has nearly 50 full- and part-time clinical and research faculty and is based in the Callahan Eye Hospital, part of the UAB Health System. UAB Callahan Eye has 16 eye operating rooms in a dedicated facility and operates a newly expanded network of more than 15 satellite clinics.
Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with training and experience. The position offers excellent opportunities for patient care, teaching, and program development as well as a personalized and multidisciplinary mentorship program.  Additional benefits include a relocation allowance, a superior family benefits program and an unsurpassed retirement program.

To apply for the faculty position, please access the following link:

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