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Endowed Chair in Macular Degeneration Research

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

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Head of Department
Employment - Hours
Full time

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Department of Ophthalmology



Endowed Chair in Macular Degeneration Research


The UT Southwestern Department of Ophthalmology is offering a full-time faculty position for an established investigator conducting innovative research related to macular degeneration and other retinal degenerations. Significant endowment support, programmatic development funds, and leadership opportunities are available for the qualified applicant.


As part of a major expansion in our vision research program, the Department is interested in recruiting a visionary expert in one or more of the following areas: (1) genetic, epigenetic and cellular mechanisms of macular/retinal degeneration, (2) retinal regeneration and Muller cell transdifferentiation, (2) neuro-inflammation and microglial biology, and (3) tissue engineering and in vitro modeling of macular disease. We are particularly interested in applicants who can leverage their expertise to form strong collaborative relationships with other vision scientists and neuroscientists at UT Southwestern.


Candidates should possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, and they can be clinician-scientists or full-time scientists. Those who intend to engage in patient care must have or be eligible to obtain a Texas Medical License. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.


The successful candidate will find an extremely supportive environment within the Department of Ophthalmology, with a vibrant Retina Service to support translational and clinical projects. The candidate will also become a member of the renown UT Southwestern scientific community with national and international leaders in related fields within the O’Donnell Brain Institute, the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease, and the Departments of Neuroscience, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, and others. They will enjoy access to state-of-art research core facilities, including imaging, histology, metabolic phenotyping, behavioral phenotyping, protein chemistry, structural biology, cryo-electron microscopy, genomics, genetics and transgenic technologies. A joint appointment in a basic science department is strongly encouraged.

Interested candidates should apply online at (Search for Job Reference # 230000FC) and forward a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

UT Southwestern is one of the top healthcare employers in the United States and is home to one of America’s top medical schools and research institutions. The Department of Ophthalmology is a national leader in education, research, and patient care. We also have one of the largest and most respected residency programs in the country. Check us out on Twitter (@UTSWOphth) and Instagram (@UTSWeye).

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Academic rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full-time status.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.


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