VisionScienceList: SOLA International: R&D Vision Reserch Position

Scott Fisher (
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 09:33:42 +0930

Vision Scientist
SOLA is a world leader in the design and manufacture of plastic
spectacle lenses for ophthalmic, sun and safety wear. SOLA employs 7000
people across 27 countries, and has a strong, internationally focussed
Research Centre based in Adelaide, South Australia.
SOLA has a strong commitment to developing innovative new products and
leading edge manufacturing technologies. Vision Research is a key unit
in our Lens Design Group. We are expanding our Vision Research
capability and are seeking a specialist in Vision Science.
Reporting to the Leader of the Lens Design Group, the person will
perform vision experiments and interpret results, design and build
experimental apparatus, coordinate and manage vision research projects,
and develop close links with leading vision research groups both in
Australia and internationally. The person will also have input to the
lens design process and work with the Leader to develop a vision
research strategy for the company.
A BSc Optometry or Doctor of Optometry is desirable, and a Phd in
Physiological Optics or related field would be highly regarded.
Significant experience in clinical and experimental optometry is
essential for this role. Demonstrated research experience and knowledge
in the areas of binocular vision and accommodation will be very well
regarded. Experience with eye tracking systems, and the Cambridge
VSG2/3, or similar system, and a sound grounding in visual psychophysics
is highly desirable. The ability to lead and/or be a member of a team
will be a key to success in this role.
This is a unique opportunity to join a truly world class research
organisation. Remuneration will reflect experience and the importance
of the role.
Written applications outlining qualifications and experience should be
addressed to:
Richard W Altman
Human Resources Manager
SOLA Optical
PO Box 244

Scott Fisher
Vision Research (Lens Design Group)

SOLA International Holdings Research Centre (SIHRC)
19 Cooroora Crescent
Lonsdale, South Australia 5160

Ph: +61 8 83928341
Fax: +61 8 83928400