Assistant Professor: NIH K12 Vision Scientist Program

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Assistant Professor: NIH K12 Vision Scientist Program - Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Aug 10, 2022
Deadline: Aug 10, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for several Assistant Professor positions in either the non-tenure clinician educator track or the tenure track. The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education, research, and clinical care. Applicants must have an M.D or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Must have completed 3 years of ophthalmology residency, and must be ABO-certified or eligible.

Teaching responsibilities may include teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

Clinical responsibilities may include patient care dedicated to the candidate's ophthalmic subspecialty.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include the establishment of basic, clinical, and/or translational research with potential for K12 funding.

The NIH K12 grant, which has been awarded to Penn's Department of Ophthalmology, enables Department-selected Scholars to devote 75% of their effort to research. It also provides mentoring and other research resources with the goal of having the Scholar transition to an individual NIH K award (K08 or K23) within 3 years and an R01 within 6 years. The Scheie research program focuses on mechanisms of ocular aging and cellular rejuvenation, although other areas of research are also of interest.

Penn's Department of Ophthalmology K12 program is located in one of the NEI's top-funded Departments. The program has been running for 17 years and has facilitated the careers of numerous academic faculty, many of whom have stayed at Scheie after completing the program.
The candidate must be interested in becoming Scientist-Clinicians, planning to devote 75% or more of their time to research throughout their careers.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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