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Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology-CHLA

University of Southern California

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted July 20, 2021.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we expect delays in some of our hiring process and will leverage our digital capabilities to continue recruiting top talent.

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Keck Medicine of USC is hiring for immediate openings!

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“The University of Southern California is committed to excellence in teaching through strategies that foster the knowledge, skills, relationships, and values necessary for students to make real contributions in a rapidly changing world.

USC is an equitable and diverse research university, and we recognize the many ways inclusivity strengthens our campus community.

Our superb faculty have the exceptional responsibilities of creating new knowledge and instructing and guiding our passionate, hardworking student body” –Elizabeth Graddy, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology-CHLA
Apply Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles.

As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in the Department of Ophthalmology are actively seeking a full-time faculty member for the position of Assistant Professor of Research Opthalmology.

The candidate’s research should be focused on regenerative and cell-based therapies for both retinal and neurodegenerative disorders.

The candidate will actively participate in ongoing research projects to develop high content model systems to translate molecular and functional observations into translational correlations for patients affected by these degenerative disorders of the retina and optic nerve.

The goal of this research program is to improve the mechanistic understanding of the physical and biological underpinning of visually impactful degenerative disorders.

Moreover, with this knowledge, the successful candidate will help establish molecular and cellular based therapeutic models for translational research and ultimately clinical management for these patients in partnership with the clinicians at The Vision Center.

The Vision Center laboratories provide an invigorating, collaborative, and productive work environment.

The ideal candidate will have a strong basic science background with extensive experience in retinal and neural development, with a strong publication record, excellent analytical and communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary research team.

The candidate should have a Ph.D.

(or equivalent) and the demonstrated ability to conduct compelling independent research and to attract external research funding.

This position will be on an annually renewable contract with startup commitments and expectations detailed in the contract.

The contract’s renewal will be contingent on sufficient funding.

If interested, please apply using the link above.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Natalie Fleming ( )

Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience.

CHLA and USC are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers.

The division greatly values diversity and is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve.

Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

REQ20101941 Posted Date: 06/17/2021 Apply

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