Career Opportunities

Oakland University Eye Research Institute

Rochester, MI

Director and V. Everett Kinsey Endowed Professor

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Eye Research Institute of Oakland University. The candidate must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, a distinguished record of scholarly activity as evidenced by a strong publication record and a vigorous, nationally recognized vision research program. The successful candidate will have academic credentials commensurate with the rank of Professor and a record exhibiting a strong ability to attract research support, as well as demonstrating effective administrative skills. He/she will be the first V. Everett Kinsey Endowed Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and as Director will report directly to the Provost. The Director will be expected to provide leadership for a group of productive well-established and junior researchers while conducting his or her own active eye research program and interacting with clinical faculty in the investigation of disease-oriented visual disorders. An opportunity will be available to recruit two new junior faculty members, and endowment funds will be provided for partial support of the Director’s research, as well as Institute activities.

The Eye Research Institute is an independent academic unit of Oakland University, a state-supported institution on a 1,443-acre campus, 25 miles north of Detroit, with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students in baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a relatively new School of Medicine, which was launched in 2010 in partnership with William Beaumont Hospital. Founded in 1968 by the renowned vision researchers V. Everett Kinsey and Venkat Reddy, the Institute has long been recognized as a major center for ophthalmic research, conducting basic science studies on eye diseases that cause vision loss, with the support of over $60M in external funding. NIH-funded faculty members, support staff and students conduct research on the biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology of eye tissues, with emphasis on the retina. Faculty members are able to devote nearly full-time to research and research-related training of Oakland University students. The Institute houses a Pediatric Retina Research Laboratory, with state-of-the art rodent retinal imaging equipment, which focuses on developing therapies for blinding eye diseases of infants. In addition, a formal affiliation exists between the Institute and the Ophthalmology Department of William Beaumont Hospital allowing for collaboration on clinical projects. Additional information may be found on the Institute’s website: https://www.oakland.edu/eri.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae, copies of three significant publications, and a brief statement of research interests via http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/10206, and have letters from three references submitted similarly.

Questions or inquiries can be directed to Frank Giblin, Ph.D., Director, Eye Research Institute, and Chair, Search Committee, at giblin@oakland.edu or 248-370-2391. The committee will begin reviewing applications by June 1, 2017, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Email: giblin@oakland.edu
Website: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/10206
Website: https://www.oakland.edu/eri

Oakland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

2017-02-22 (AdID:11)

The University of Iowa
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Iowa City, Iowa

Post-doctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral positions are immediately available in Dr. Markus Kuehn's laboratory in the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to participate in research projects on the use of stem cells/regenerative medicine to restore normal intraocular pressure in glaucoma and/or the role of adaptive immunity in the development of glaucoma.

The successful candidate will be an energetic, highly motivated PhD, or MD/PhD with experience in either vision research, glaucoma, induced pluripotent stem cells, or immunology documented by a solid publication record. Good oral and written communication skills are essential. An active role of the postdoc in shaping the research is expected and it is anticipated that the post-doc will eventually obtain independent fellowship support to further his/her own future career. For more information visit the lab's web site: http://myweb.uiowa.edu/kuehnm/index.htm

The laboratory is part of the University of Iowa’s Wynn Institute for Vision Research. This highly collaborative group of over 20 investigators occupies more than 40,000 square feet of research space within the same building, resulting in an enormous accumulation of resources and expertise.

Desired skills and experience:

• Thorough knowledge of ocular morphology, histology, and disease.

• Extensive experience working with stem cell lines and primary cells.

• Experience with flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and immunohistochemistry

• Experience with nucleic acid isolation, PCR, and sequence analysis

• Hands on experience handling mice and rats. Experience with intraocular injections or tonometry is particularly desirable.

To submit your application, go to the University of Iowa’s Post doc job portal at:

https://jobs.uiowa.edu/postdoc/view/2682


2016-12-13 (AdID:10)




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