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Director of Ocular Oncology Research

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
Dallas, Texas (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

The UT Southwestern Department of Ophthalmology seeks a Director of Ocular Oncology Research, a new position created as a key component of our ambitious research expansion strategy. We seek an established and well-funded researcher in cancer genetics/genomics, tumor immunology, or related fields.  The successful candidate will work with the Department Chair, Dr. J. William Harbour, a leading authority on ocular oncology, to build a basic, translational, and clinical research program focused on ocular tumors, such as uveal melanoma, retinoblastoma, ocular lymphoma, and ocular surface neoplasia. They will benefit from the highly collaborative UTSW scientific community and state-of-art research core facilities, and will be encouraged to obtain a joint appointment in a basic science department and to become a member of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the nation’s top cancer centers.


While a familiarity with eye cancer is helpful, the most important considerations for this position are (1) a strong record of high-impact cancer research, (2) a track record of success in mentoring research trainees, (3) leadership experience, and (4) an interest in recruiting and developing research faculty to create an exceptional multidisciplinary ocular oncology program.


Significant endowment support and programmatic development funds are available for the qualified applicant.


Candidates should possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree. They may be full-time scientists or clinician-scientists. Those intending to engage in patient care must be eligible to obtain a Texas Medical License. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. 


Interested candidates should apply online at (Search for Job Reference # 755229) and forward a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:


UT Southwestern is home to one of America’s leading medical schools and research institutions, and it is also a top employer for health care and diversity. The Department of Ophthalmology is a national leader in patient care, education, and vision research.  Check us out on Twitter (@UTSWOphth) and Instagram (@UTSWeye).


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UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit:

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