Aga Khan University, chartered in 1983 as Pakistan's first private international university, is committed to the provision of education, research, and health care of international standard relevant to Pakistan and the region. The affiliated Aga Khan University Hospital has well-equipped investigative services and provides state-of-the-art clinical facilities.
This is a joint appointment between The Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (CRM) and the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (OVS). It will provide an excellent opportunity in a highly enabling environment for the successful candidate to pursue their scientific passion and drive the application of biomedical science to improve human health.
The Aga Khan University (AKU) has partnered with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - an internationally renowned Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research - in developing and evolving CRM. CRM is a state-of-the-art facility to undertake cutting-edge research on stem cell and regenerative medicine. OVS is a newly formed Department at AKU that aspires to be a regional center of excellence; it delivers international standard subspecialized and multidisciplinary eye care services integrated with education, research, and professional development. OVS offer a highly collaborative environment for translational vision science that builds on inter-departmental strengths in molecular genetics of inherited retinal diseases, ocular oncology, retinopathy of prematurity, and early detection of childhood vision problems.
This appointment is for a new thematic program at CRM entitled “Stem cell translational vision science program” that will work on ophthalmology-based stem cell research.We invite applications from an outstanding scientist who has a track record of excellence in research to build and establish an internationally competitive vison science program in stem cell and regenerative medicine.
The successful applicant will be supported with startup funds and additional resources as deemed appropriate.