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Penn Vision Clinical Scientist Program

The Penn Vision Clinical Scientist Program (VCSP) provides mentored education and career development to recently trained clinicians in the broad area of patient-oriented research and in the clinical science areas of molecular ophthalmology and neurobiology. Participants in this National Eye Institute-supported K12 program will receive 75% salary support and up to $30,000 per year for research expenses. Training programs feature a didactic program of instruction and research activities with a variety of experiences in the candidate's area of interest with an increasing amount of responsibility and independence.

The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) offers a rich educational environment with established mentors in many areas of clinical and basic science. Current fellows and junior faculty members interested in a career in academic medicine should contact:

Maureen G. Maguire, PhD
Carolyn F. Jones Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Center for Preventive Ophthalmology and Biostatistics
3535 Market Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia PA 19104-3309

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.