Faculty Position in Retina Biology and Disease - open at all ranks

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Title and salary will be commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Stem Cells
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Full Time
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The University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences in the Twin Cities, seeks outstanding applicants for a faculty position focused on retinal biology and disease research (broadly defined). Candidates with a suitable research program, e.g., in cell-based therapy, stem cell biology, gene therapy, metabolomics, genetics/genomics, inflammation, immunology, neuroprotection, or vascular biology are encouraged to apply.

This position is posted at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor ranks. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience based on the University of Minnesota Medical School faculty pay scales.

An attractive start-up package will be provided. Senior candidates may qualify for an Endowed Chair position. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level are expected to have postdoctoral training and first-author publications in retinal research. Senior candidates are expected to have a proven track record of scholarship and federal grant funding in retinal research. The successful candidate will maintain a nationally and internationally recognized basic and/or translational research program in retinal pathophysiology. Duties will include teaching/mentoring graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral trainees, as well as service on the institutional and national level.

The campus provides excellent facilities for biomedical research, including Imaging Center, Genomics Center, Viral Vector Core, Bioinformatics Support, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Flow Cytometry facility, Transgenic Facility, and Center for MS and Proteomics.

How to apply:

To apply, submit cover letter, CV, 3-page research statement, and contact information for three references.

Applications must be submitted online. Apply at: https://z.umn.edu/OVNSResearch

You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications” page and uploading documents there.

This position will remain open until filled.


For questions regarding this position contact:


Harald Junge, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Research Director

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neuroscience

University of Minnesota

Email: junge@umn.edu


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