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Scientific Director, Vision Science

Company: WTS International
Location: Akron
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute (RDCRI) and the Department of Ophthalmology and The Vision Center of Excellence at Akron Children's Hospital are seeking applicants for a Vision Scientist (VS) with a specific interest in administrative, clinical and experimental genetics. The position is equivalent in rank to an academic Full Professor. The VS serves as an administrator, educator and researcher within research, clinical and educational programs supported by the Considine Research Institute (CRI) and The Akron Children's Hospital (ACH) and the ACH Destination Center of Excellence (DCOE). - Our Destination Centers of Excellence (DCOE) program is designed to help us further invest in our areas of greatest strength by assembling an exceptionally high concentration of expertise in a particular area of medicine. The DCOE's will deliver outstanding quality, outcomes, and experiences for patients and their families. The DCOE program in The Vision Center has chosen to assemble an exceptionally high concentration of expertise, as an addition to the its current success. - - Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to function as development officer in the new DCOE Vision Center Gene and Cellular Therapy program.
  • Ability to function as a primary investigator who manages a clinical/basic science research program.
  • Accountable for advancing research in a specified area.
  • Lead inter-disciplinary teams of biomedical scientists, physicians and trainees engaged in collaborative studies.
  • Administrate, support and oversight of additional clinical activities as necessary in the Vision Center. Qualifications :
    • Doctorate (PhD, MD/PhD, OD/PhD) in vision science or related field.
    • At least10 years of independent/collaborative research experience in vision science.
    • Experience with visual system genetic research and administration.
    • Excellent written & oral communications skills.
    • Ability to write successful administrative initiatives, protocols, grant, gift and endowment proposals.
    • History of prior administrative, managerial and research funding success.
    • Senior (first/last) Author Publications in High Impact Journals.

Keywords: WTS International, Akron , Scientific Director, Vision Science, Executive , Akron, Ohio

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