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

first_imgAmerica has been at war for close to two decades with relatively modest accomplishment. The war in Afghanistan continues and Iraq has become a more religiously divided country with a weak central government and much poverty. Many innocent Iraqis are dead; many families are shattered; and Iranian influence is more prominent.Add in that the whole region is in turmoil. For examples, note the catastrophic conditions in Syria, the involvement of the Russian military there and the Turkish war with the Kurds.Now the president is dealing with the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. That problem, as I see it, isn’t solvable peaceably without the support of China and Russia. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The Korean War began due to the Soviet Union’s dictator, Stalin, encouraging the North Koreans to invade South Korea. When the war ended in a stalemate in 1953, 4 million people were dead. Now, after 75 years, South Korea is an economically advanced democratic country and North Korea a prison camp run by a cruel dictator.President Truman responded correctly militarily to the invasion (supported by the UN) and Gen. MacArthur drove the North Koreans back. When he crossed the Yalu River, China entered the war against us. Then Eisenhower became president and he turned the war into a stalemate because it was unwinnable due to the backing of the North Koreans by China and the Soviet Union.Nuclear war isn’t a real option, and America doesn’t need another war of any kind. As a result, the only real option is a diplomatic solution that involves China and Russia, because those powers won’t permit the United States from gaining more influence on the Korean peninsula.I have little confidence that the Trump- Bolton team is capable of delivering a viable diplomatic solution. They are more likely to make matters worse. Howard LittmanNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more