Oakland University Eye Research Institute
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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