Faculty Position (Assistant Professor)

Cole Eye Institute - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland
Competitive salary commissurate with experience + highly desirable benefits.
Closing date
Jan 19, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences
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Full Time
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The Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic is expanding its research activities in areas related to retinal biology. We seek qualified and committed investigators with expertise in areas ranging from, but not limited to, retinal metabolism, retinal development, photoreceptor cell biology, RPE biology, and mechanisms of retinal degeneration and regeneration. Highly promising early career investigators with basic and/or translational research interests are particularly encouraged to apply.  Applications received by December 31, 2023 will be prioritized for consideration.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D, M.D. or equivalent degree, publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences. Demonstrated success in obtaining independent research funding is preferred. Individuals will receive appointments as Assistant Staff (Assistant Professor equivalent), in the Department of Ophthalmic Research and the Lerner Research Institute. All new faculty will have the opportunity to apply for joint academic positions within the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. New recruits will join a highly collaborative environment with outstanding opportunities for interactions with basic and translational investigators, as well as with clinicians in ophthalmology and multiple specialties. Outstanding facilities, generous start-up funds, and ongoing operational support will be provided.

The Lerner Research Institute, with over 230 independent investigators in 10 departments and more than $400 million in research funding, has a commitment to excellence in basic, translational and clinical research, with an emphasis on interactive, collaborative research. Faculty are members of the Molecular Medicine Graduate Training Program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and may join other Training Programs, providing access to excellent Ph.D. students enrolled in well-developed training programs.

The Cole Eye Institute and Lerner Research Institute are committed to increasing diversity in the biomedical workforce and women, under-represented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (≤ 3 pages) and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover to: Ms. Courtney Koch, kochc2@ccf.org


The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Cleveland Clinic is a smoke/drug free environment.

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