The Bradway Research Scholar is a prestigious one year research fellowship within Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics at Wills Eye Hospital. It is a funded, full time, position which is currently open for starting July 1, 2021. One year extensions are available based on performance evaluation. International applicants are welcome.
The Supervisor for this position is Dr. Kammi Gunton.
Wills Eye Hospital Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics is a very busy service where we see an enormous range of pathology in both adults (genetics and strabismus) and children. We currently have over 90 active research and writing projects that involve any number of our 14 physicians, 24 ophthalmology residents, pediatric ophthalmology fellow, ocular genetics fellow, genetic counselor, medical students and visiting research fellows from around the world. The Bradway Scholar manages this research and writing program including administrative duties, project tracking, management of electronic files, obtaining informed patient consent for research projects, data collection, database construction and oversight, coordination of meetings, manuscript and grant preparation/writing/submission, Institutional Review Board submission preparation, as well as the supervision and assistance of students. Other duties are assigned as they may arise. The Bradway Scholar will manage projects ranging from bench laboratory to clinical and cover the areas of pediatric cataract, adjustment to vision loss, pediatric glaucoma, ocular genetic disorders, and all aspects of pediatric ophthalmology. Opportunities abound for the Bradway Scholar to publish and develop their curriculum vitae. The Bradway Scholar is expected to be the lead researcher on at least two projects.
In addition to hands-on research activities, a research lecture series is conducted for the benefit of all trainees on the service. The Bradway Scholar is also allocated one half day weekly of clinical/surgical observation and the opportunity to attend a wide variety of didactic educational opportunities at Wills.
Candidates must have strong information technology and interpersonal skills and some experience in the field of medicine, preferably ophthalmology. Medical students may apply. The applicant must be able to work independently with limited supervision. High productivity and the ability to handle a large work load is a key to success in this position.
To complete your application please provide:
• A maximum one page personal statement as to why you want to take this position and your future plans.
• Current curriculum vitae
• Photograph of yourself (not required but very helpful)
• If you have previously published (not required), a copy of the 1-2 publications of which you are most proud
• One letter of recommendation (two letters preferred)
All documents should be sent electronically. The recommendation letters must also be sent as hard copy on original letterhead with original signature.
Only completed applications will be considered for interviews (offered by phone if not available to attend in person). Deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 26.
For more information, please contact:
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics
Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Ste. 1210
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5109