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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Glaucoma Research

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Open date: September 20, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Sep 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Ophthalmology at UC San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is recruiting a Glaucoma Researcher.

This exciting opportunity provides multi-year funding (three years) to support a salary for a suitable research candidate. In addition, further funds are set aside to cover research costs as well as staff costs for a full time technician and startup for extra equipment to support these studies. This funded position is ideal for a researcher wishing to apply for federal grant funding leading to a faculty position or someone who already has federal grant support and would like to join the faculty at UCSD and expand their laboratory.

The position provides opportunities to maintain a database for glaucoma related research, OCTA, and artificial intelligence application.

The selected candidate will be responsible for performing studies and experiments and will provide onsite teaching to students in the lab. In addition, the successful candidate will analyze and prepare presentations and reports summarizing data.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

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Appointment level/rank is dependent upon academic experience and scholarly achievements.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD in Ophthalmology or other related fields.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with experience in Glaucoma Progression, Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography, Fundus and Retinal OCT, Endogenous Bacterial Endophthalmitis, or Central/Visual Field in Glaucoma are preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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