Assistant or Associate Professor

University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF09141

The Doheny Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine invite applications from outstanding vision scientist for an Assistant or Associate Professor position, with salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. Applicants must have a research focus on retinal function or disease that incorporates advanced techniques (such as, but not limited to, stem cell biology, gene therapy, systems biology, bioengineering) in their research program.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary community of vision scientists and clinicians whose work incorporates basic and translational approaches to understanding and treating retinal disorders. Research of current faculty incorporates multiple techniques (imaging, regenerative medicine, mechanobiology, electrophysiology, and immunology) to study age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, and uveitis.

Requirements for the position include a PhD and/or MD degree, or equivalent, publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at national or international conferences. Early career investigators applying for the Assistant Professor position should demonstrate the potential for establishing an independent, federally funded research program. Candidates applying for the Associate Professor position are expected to have a proven track record of scholarship, service, and federal grant funding. The successful candidate will maintain a nationally recognized basic and/or translational research program in retinal pathophysiology, provide service to the Institute, Department, and University, and mentor trainees in vision science.

Further, candidates should demonstrate commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, and we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to contribute to these areas.

A competitive start-up package, excellent laboratory space and core facilities will be provided at the Doheny Eye Institute in Pasadena. Salary is supported by Doheny Eye Institute. Salary at appointment and future negotiations are at the discretion of the Doheny Eye Institute and UCLA Department of Ophthalmology.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit:


Peter Lopez

405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

Posting #

2024-04-26 (AdID:1211)