Assistant Professor

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Wilmer Eye Institute is recruiting for a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to investigate neuronal myelination in the context of optic nerve regeneration. The recruit will be a part of Wilmer’s Optic Nerve Regeneration Initiative (ONRI) and a member of the Stem Cell Ocular Regeneration (STORM) Center.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D, or equivalent, four or more years of postdoctoral training, and experience in human stem cell research, ideally including experience working with retinal ganglion cells and oligodendrocytes. As one of the goals of the center is drug discovery efforts, experience in high content/high throughput screening would also be valuable. The successful applicant will be expected to generate grant funding to support the research program. As only limited start-up funds are available for this position, it is desirable that the applicant already have available NIH or other grant funding.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, three-page research description, and current CV via the "Apply Now" button in Interfiolio, which is the University’s secure online search platform. Three reference letters are also required, and should be sent to Thomas Johnson, MD, PhD, Search Committee Chair, at

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