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UT Health Assistant Professor (Research and Clinical Retina Specialist) - Ophthalmology, McGovern Medical School in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor (Research and Clinical Retina Specialist) - Ophthalmology, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210001AC

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), a leading academic health center, invites applications for full-time research Assistant Professor position in the Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

We seek candidates with an active research program focused on the retina and/or Visual Neuroscience to join a collaborative research group supported by an NEI Vision Core Grant in the Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Translational approaches within the broad field of Vision are welcome.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Teaching duties, graduate training and participation in departmental activities as assigned. This position will be 80% research time and 20% clinical time split between Lyndon B Johnson General Hospital (LBJ) and at Cizik Eye Clinic. These provide for a busy subspecialty clinic and surgical schedule consisting of complex retina subspecialty care.


  • MD with research training and/or a PhD in a closely related subject with post-doctoral experience, supported by demonstrated research productivity and a strong publication record.

  • External support or the strong potential to obtain external support, typically an NIH grant, preferably from the National Eye Institute.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery and service, have potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Preferred applicants will possess and demonstrate knowledge or skills such as, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong potential for a leadership role within the department.

Potential applicants must apply through UTHealth’s career webpage at https://www.jobs.uth.edu. Only applications received through the online system will be considered. Applications should include a current CV, a research statement, grant outline and future plans, in addition to the names of three references.

This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code #51.215. The background check will be required for the final candidate.

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Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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