Caroline Durand Foundation
ENDOWED CHAIR IN REGENERATIVE VISION RESEARCH
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Center. Montréal, QC
The Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Montreal and the Research Centre of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital are seeking candidates for a Research Assistant, Associate or Full Professor appointment in vision health. The applicant will join a strong and growing team of ten principal investigators in vision research. The Chairholder will benefit from close interactions with a GMP cell therapy facility, the Center of Excellence for Cell Therapy.
Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD or equivalent degree, and sufficient postdoctoral experience to demonstrate independence, creativity and outstanding promise. Candidates are expected to develop an internationally competitive extramurally funded research program focusing on the pathogenesis of major blinding diseases and/or new therapeutic approaches in the area of regenerative medicine and cell therapy.
Ideal candidates will possess a strong background in molecular and/or cellular biology as applied to diseases of the retina, optic nerve, cornea or anterior segment of the eye. Domains of research interest include induced pluripotent stem cells, cell biology, immunology, electrophysiology, imaging, cell death/signaling, and neuro-angiogenesis.
The research program of the successful candidate will be supported by the Caroline Durand Foundation Endowed Chair. Competitive 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 contact information for three referees to:
Santiago Costantino, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Montreal
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Center