Director, Margaret M. Dyson Vision Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
The Department of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine invites applications for the Director of the Margaret M. Dyson Vision Institute. The Director reports to the chairman of the department of Ophthalmology and spearheads the translation of vision research at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Margaret M. Dyson Vision Research Institute
The Dyson Vision Research Institute was established within the Department of Ophthalmology in 1989 with a gift of $6 million from the Dyson Foundation to help develop new methods and strategies for the treatment of vision disorders. This mission of the Institute is fostered in two interactive ways. First, the scientists in the Dyson Institute work with clinician-scientists and clinicians in the Department of Ophthalmology to identify translational research areas that may expedite the transfer of information from the laboratory bench to the bedside or clinic. Second, the Institute strives to maintain strong and competitive basic science programs in vision research and encourages active collaboration with scientists in Weill Cornell Medicine and its neighboring institutions- Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The Director will assist and guide the basic and translational research efforts of the Department of Ophthalmology. The candidate will drive the development of a research program for patient interventions such as gene therapies, stem cell therapies, new modes of diagnosis, surgical and device innovation, and other transformative therapies. The ideal candidate is a trained leader in ophthalmologic research and should be able to identify new targets for ocular diseases.
A primary role of the Director is to aid in the administration and research focus of the Institute, in consultation with the department chairman. In addition, the Director must be able to maintain internal and external relationships, facilitate the development of collaborations between departments, identify new recruitments to the Institute, and envision and implement a pathway to future projects, initiatives, and innovations.
The nominee must hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D. and should have experience in basic and translational ophthalmic and vision research. They must have held a faculty position of (or equivalent to) associate or full professor with an established and externally funded research portfolio.
A letter of interest, comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three letters of reference can be submitted to Kate Andreeva at email@example.com. Applications submitted by March 1, 2019 will receive first consideration.