Assistant Professor of Opthalmology
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
United States

Assistant Professor of Research Opthalmology

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 USC Department of Ophthalmology is nationally-ranked by U.S. News and has a long track record of excellence in clinical care, vision research, and cultivating leaders in the field. The Department of Ophthalmology ranked #1 among all ophthalmology departments in the country in terms of federal NIH funding. It has been nationally ranked as one of the top departments in U.S. News & World Report for 27 consecutive years.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Roski Eye Institute at USC is currently seeking an outstanding candidate for a full- time, non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology faculty to conduct interdisciplinary translational research focused on engineering approaches and discoveries towards addressing retinal disorders with no immediate cures with a thorough understanding of the biological mechanisms of ocular diseases.  Particular areas of emphasis will be the investigation of the benefits of electrical stimulation, ultrasound stimulation, and the understanding of epigenomics for the evaluation and treatment of ocular diseases both in a preclinical and clinical setting.

The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in preclinical model systems, clinical experience in the area of ocular diseases, preclinical and clinical retinal imaging (OCT, FA, FAF), and expertise in retinal electrophysiology. He/she will have a strong publication record, excellent analytical skills, and ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary research team.  The candidate will actively participate in ongoing research projects, develop new research projects, present at scientific meetings, write manuscripts, and prepare and submit grant applications.  The candidate should hold a Ph. D. in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or relevant discipline and be highly motivated, creative, and hard- working. 

Apply here and upload a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae

For further inquiries, please contact: Norma T. Sayoto at  norma.sayoto@med.usc.edu.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20098055 Posted Date: 03/04/2021


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