The Ian Constable Chair in Discovery and Translational Ophthalmic Science, Lions Eye Institute

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Lions Eye Institute

Perth, Western Australia

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Role Managed by:

Luke Stefanac

Research Associate

t: +61 2 8051 3008


Primary Practice Group: Health and Social Care

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 18/06/2021

The Lions Eye Institute (LEI), established in 1983 by Ophthalmologist Professor Ian Constable AO, is a leading eye research institute in the Asia-Pacific region. We attract the brightest minds with a unique business model of clinicians and researchers working side by side in improving disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

In partnership with the University of Western Australia (UWA), we are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to the newly created Ian Constable Chair in Discovery and Translational Ophthalmic Science. This position will be a landmark development for the Institute that will be responsible for enhancing our work in the field of coupling between retinal neurons, glia and blood supply in health and disease, and will make a significant contribution to the development of Western Australia’s reputation as a premier medical research hub through the creation of an exceptional vision neuroscience group.

The ideal candidate will be a recognised authority in the field, bringing an outstanding international reputation for laboratory and analytical research, evidenced by a strong track record of peer reviewed publications and success in attracting competitive research funding. They will contribute to academic leadership and excellence in ophthalmology in the state and nationally, and lead a team of outstanding young scientists and clinicians working on cutting edge research and its translation into practice.

As a UWA Professor, the Chair will be based at the LEI in Perth and will enjoy all of the benefits that the University, the Institute, and the city have to offer. Perth is regularly ranked in the world’s top most liveable, friendly and attractive cities, with a Mediterranean climate and clear blue skies for 70 per cent of the year. If you have forged a rewarding career so far, this role provides the perfect platform to join us and thrive, with access to quality research facilities and infrastructure to do exciting work with a team of inspirational people dedicated to making a lasting impact.

LEI will be supported in a global search for this appointment by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. For further details and a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Luke Stefanac at or on +61 2 8051 3008.

The deadline for applications is Midnight AWST Friday 18th June.