Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
The University of Washington's Department of Ophthalmology is currently recruiting for a full-time PhD position specializing in adaptive optics ophthalmic imaging. The candidate is expected to run a cutting-edge research program on imaging retinal functional activity using novel optical imaging techniques such as optoretinography and adaptive optics.
This position is based at UW Medicine's South Lake Union Campus in Seattle at the Vision Science Center. This position is without tenure due to funding. Anticipated start date is summer 2023.
Associate Professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). This faculty appointment is paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June).
The base salary for this position will be in the range of $11,667 to $16,667 per month ($140,004 - $200,004 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a US Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.
This appointment at the rank of Associate Professor WOT and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates of all levels of experience will be considered.
Responsibilities include the development of an independent research program in applying modern optical techniques such as adaptive optics and optical coherence tomography to the study of retinal and visual function. Collaboration with the strong retinal physiology group in the UW Vision Science Center is encouraged. Demonstration of service and leadership at local, national and international level is encouraged.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates will be expected to make academic contributions to the field. The intellectual environment at the University of Washington is outstanding, with an exceptionally broad vision science and clinical research community.
The successful candidate is expected to support the Department of Ophthalmology's commitment to working with diverse community populations. We actively welcome and engage faculty, students and staff from diverse backgrounds and reflect the importance of diversity through leadership and innovation within education, research, and patient care. All are encouraged to apply. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
Evidence of extramural funding and productivity is essential. Eight to ten years of experience working with human subjects and those with retinal diseases is required.
Qualified candidates of all levels of experience will be considered. This would be a multi-year appointment with a 12-month service period.
Candidates must have a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in optics, physiological optics, vision science, or related field.
A demonstrated record of teaching and scholarly research is required.
Please submit application via Interfolio link provided, with cover letter, current CV and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (i.e., diversity statement).
Questions may be referred to: Russ Van Gelder, MD, PhD email@example.com
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.