Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology-CHLA

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Department of Ophthalmology of the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) and the Department of Surgery in the Division of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are actively seeking a full-time faculty member for the position of Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology.

The candidate’s research should be focused on the development and application of liquid biopsy and molecular diagnostics to study pathophysiology and improve diagnostic/therapeutic evaluation of ocular and systemic diseases. The candidate will actively participate in ongoing research projects for integrating patient, model system, and high-content single particle data to translate clinically observed correlations into a mechanistic understanding of the physical and biological underpinning of cancer dynamics. Moreover, with this knowledge, the successful candidate will help establish clinical utilities of identified biomarkers for clinical management for cancer patients. The laboratory provides an invigorating, collaborative, and productive work environment. The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in cancer genomics, molecular computational biology, with a strong publication record, excellent analytical and communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary research team.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and the demonstrated ability to conduct compelling independent research and to attract external research funding.

If interested, please apply using the link above. For further inquiries, please contact:

Natalie Fleming (

Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. CHLA and USC are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers. The division greatly values diversity and is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

REQ20097924 Posted Date: 03/07/2021