The University of Montreal Department of Ophthalmology and the Research Centre of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital are seeking applicants for a Tenure Track Appointment in Retinal, Optic Nerve and Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research (AMD), to join a strong and growing team of ten principal investigators associated with the newly-created state-of-the-art Wolfe Chair Laboratories. The new Center for Cell Therapy will also enable productive collaborations in stem cells, immunotherapy and gene therapy.
Educational Qualification : Applicants must have a Ph.D or equivalent degree, and sufficient postdoctoral or fellowship experience to demonstrate independence, creativity and outstanding promise. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and run an extramurally funded research program focusing on the pathogenesis of major blinding diseases including AMD, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and retinopathy of prematurity.
Desirable : Ideal candidates will possess a strong background in molecular and/or cellular biology as applied to degenerative diseases of the retina and optic nerve. Specific areas of research interest could include regenerative medicine, cell therapy, retinal cell biology, immunology, electrophysiology, imaging, cell death/signaling, and angiogenesis. Salary and start-up package is commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit a detailed cover letter outlining their research interests, their curriculum vitae, copies of up to three significant publications, and the names of references to:
Mike Sapieha, PhD.
Retinal Research Search Committee
Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Center
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Deadline : 04.05.12