The University of Washington’s Department of Ophthalmology is
currently recruiting for a full-time clinician
scientist specializing in pediatric medical and surgical
retina. This position will be based at Seattle Children’s
Hospital. This position is a 12-month service period
appointment (July 1 – June 30). Anticipated start date is July,
This appointment may be at the rank of Assistant,
Associate or full Professor, without tenure due to source of
funding, and will be commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Qualified candidates of all levels of experience
will be considered.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research
and service. The successful applicant will be expected to pursue
substantial teaching and scholarly research in the area of
ophthalmology with the goal of becoming an independent clinician
Responsibilities include .25 FTE of clinical care, including
evaluation of pediatric inherited retinal degeneration,
interpretation of electroretinograms, resident and fellow
supervision and training and teaching of medical students. Research
time will include 0.75 FTE to pursue basic science and/or
translational research relevant to pediatric retinal disease, with
up to one year of support to pursue independent funding (such as a
K grant) thereafter. Laboratory space as needed and startup support
will be provided. If required, training in electrophysiology
interpretation will be provided.
The successful candidate will be expected to work with diverse
community populations. We actively welcome and engage faculty,
students and staff from diverse backgrounds and reflect the
importance of diversity through leadership and innovation within
education, research, and patient care. All are encouraged to
Candidates must have an MD degree (or foreign equivalent)
and have completed ophthalmology residency (or foreign equivalent)
and one or more years of postgraduate training in the management of
retinal disease including, but not limited to, a surgical or
medical retina fellowship.
Applicants must be American Board of Ophthalmology-certified (or
foreign equivalent) or Board eligible and eligible for licensure in
the State of Washington.
In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B
visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S,) medical schools must show
successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical
Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary
of Health and Human Services.
Please submit a cover letter and cv and complete the Diversity
Statement via the Interfolio link provided.
Questions may be referred to: Michelle Cabrera, MD at
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Applications will be accepted until the position is