first_imgThe University of Houston (UH) seeks an outstanding biomedicalresearch scientist to join other vision scientists on the facultyin the Department of Basic Sciences in its College of Optometry(http://www.opt.uh.edu/). A tenure-track position is open for apromising assistant, associate or full professor. The successfulcandidate will be expected to conduct a nationally recognized,independent, externally funded research program in vision scienceor relevant applied biomedical sciences.All areas in basic and translational vision science will beconsidered. The ideal candidate for this position would carry outbehavioral, physiological, and/or imaging studies in any aspect ofvision from sensation to action in humans or nonhuman primatemodels. The applicant would teach aspects of vision science thatcomplement their research area, in our College’s optometrycurriculum and graduate program in physiological optics and visionscience. Candidates whose expertise include topics related tomonocular or binocular spatial and temporal vision; neuroanatomy,neurophysiology, pharmacology as related to vision science areespecially encouraged to apply.The successful applicant will join a diverse group of visionscientists studying normal and abnormal visual processes in humansand in animal models, using a variety of approaches ranging frommolecular and cellular, to behavioral, neurophysiological andoptical. The research program is supported by a P30 core grant fromthe National Eye Institute (NEI), T35 training grant from the NEIsupport research training for professional students, support forgraduate students and excellent state-of-the-art non-human primateresearch facilities. Existing biomedical research strengths withinthe College, University and the neighboring Texas Medical Centerprovide a unique environment for collaboration. A diverse patientbase provides opportunities for patient-based or translationalinvestigations.Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate’squalifications and experience, and the startup package will becompetitive. To apply, please send (1) a Curriculum Vitae, (2) atwo-page description of research experience, current interests andprojects and long-term goals, (3) a one to two page statement ofteaching philosophy (4) representative reprints and (5) the namesand contact information for three references.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe position is filled. For fullest consideration by the committee,applications should be received by November 1, 2020. Pleasecontact, Dr. Vallabh E Das, Dept. Chair of Basic Sciences [email protected] or Dr. Wendy Harrison, Search Committee Chairat [email protected], should you have any follow-upquestions.The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual careercouples. The University of Houston is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women,veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged toapply.Qualifications :Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree,postdoctoral experience and a record of high productivity at theircurrent rank.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required forall faculty appointments and will be requested upon selection ofthe final candidate. All positions at the university are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more