Research Assistant Professor (Ocular Virology Lab) - Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

UIC Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Smith Park, IL
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant Professor position. The candidate should have a PhD in microbiology, or a related field. The candidate should have extensive experience in areas related to ocular virology, ocular cell biology , metabolomics, as well as immune aspects of HSV-1 infection in several different animal models of corneal disease. Experience should be documented by strong research publications, presentations at international meetings, and substantial contributions to successful federal and/or foundation grant applications. The candidate must be able to independently develop a research program and collaboration with members of the department, and other institutes and departments, and actively participate in one or more graduate programs.

For full consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references by December 7, 2023:

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