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Dean McGee Eye Institute
OKC, OK, Oklahoma, United States (on-site)
27 days ago
Dean McGee Eye Institute
OKC, OK, Oklahoma, United States
27 days ago
Job Type
Min Experience
Min Education
Required Travel
Job Function
Basic Research


The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) invites applications for a full-time position as a vision scientist with expertise in immunology at the Assistant/Associate, or Professor level. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD degree with extramural (NIH) funding and cutting-edge research in vision science. Priority will be given to candidates with a productive history of translationally oriented research and activity in ocular immunology, and a strong track record of scholarly publications and presentations. Leadership roles in academia and scientific communities as well as excellence in teaching and mentoring are also preferred.  Substantial laboratory space and equipment, a competitive startup/transition package, and a highly supportive endowed chair are included.


The vision research community at OUHSC consists of over 20 laboratories with research interests in ocular microbiology and immunology, retinal cell biology and degenerative diseases, ocular diseases across the lifespan, diabetic ocular and vascular complications, novel therapeutics, genetics of inherited retinal diseases, glaucoma, and myopia. Faculty are members of and collaborate with scientists affiliated with the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and the Reynolds Center on Aging, to further academic and research efforts outlined in the OUHSC Strategic Plan. The successful candidate will collaborate with campus colleagues to advance the University’s research priorities in diabetes, aging, and oncology, and is encouraged to apply for a joint appointment in basic science departments in the OUHSC College of Medicine, including the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Physiology and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Pathology, Cell Biology, or Pharmaceutical Sciences. Vision scientists also collaborate on translational research with clinicians located at the Dean McGee Eye Institute that physically houses the Department of Ophthalmology and nine vision research laboratories. The successful candidate will join a diverse group of faculty in the Department, which has a strong history of support from the National Eye Institute, Research to Prevent Blindness Inc., and other extramural foundations and NIH institutes that fund vision research. Vision scientists also enjoy support from a long-standing P30 Vision Core Grant from the NEI, and its vision research trainees are currently supported by an NEI T32 Vision Training Grant. To learn more about the vision research community at OUHSC visit 


The successful candidate joining our team will receive a competitive salary and  support for their work. Salary, rank, and tenure status will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae as well as a letter of interest detailing their prior experience, qualifications, and professional goals to: 


R. Michael Siatkowski, MD, MBA

Edward L. Gaylord Professor and Chair

CEO, Dean McGee Eye Institute                  

Department of Ophthalmology

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

608 Stanton L. Young Blvd.

Oklahoma City, OK  73104


The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution.  For more information go to




Job ID: 73655574
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