VisionScienceList: postdoc; visual optics; Indiana University

From: Larry Thibos (thibos@indiana.edu)
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 09:12:33 PDT

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    POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN VISUAL OPTICS
    School of Optometry, Indiana University

    Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions in the laboratories of
    Profs. Larry Thibos and Don Miller in the Visual Optics Group at Indiana
    University.
    The first position, funded by the National Eye Institute, will be to
    investigate how optical and retinal factors constrain the quality of human
    visual experience. New technology for measuring the optical aberrations of
    eyes, based on the Shack-Hartmann principle for wavefront sensing, will be
    used to determine the physiological basis of ocular imperfections in normal
    and clinically abnormal eyes. In addition, adaptive optics technology for
    manipulating and correcting the eye's aberrations will be used as a tool to
    study the visual effects of various types of ocular aberrations.

    The second position, which we expect to be funded by industrial sources,
    will center on the development of new technologies for correcting the eye's
    ocular aberrations. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to
    work closely with colleagues from other institutions as part of an
    international development team.

    Qualifications for these positions include a Ph.D. and a strong background
    in visual science, visual optics, or optics. Applications will be reviewed
    beginning immediately and positions will remain open until filled.

    The Visual Optics Group is part of Indiana University's graduate program in
    visual science. It provides a rich scientific environment with significant
    collaboration between experts in optical science, cornea and contact
    lenses, ocular and retinal physiology, psychophysics, ophthalmic optics,
    ocular disease, anatomy, and neuroscience. A clinical patient population
    is easily accessible through our internal Borish Center for Ophthalmic
    Research. The Visual Optics Group has recently been awarded part of an NSF
    Science & Technology Center grant to develop adaptive optics for measuring
    and correcting the aberrations in the human eye. This five year project,
    directed at Indiana University by Prof. Donald Miller, will center on the
    development of a high-resolution retinal camera that will combine adaptive
    optics with optical coherence tomography.

    Indiana University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
    Applicants should send a CV, a summary of research interests, and the names
    of three references to:

    Larry N. Thibos
    Graduate Program in Visual Science
    School of Optometry
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN 47405

    E-mail: thibos@indiana.edu
    Web: http://www.opt.indiana.edu/people/faculty/thibos.htm

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    Larry Thibos, School of Optometry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
    Voice: (812) 855-9842, FAX: (812) 855-7045, e-mail: thibos@indiana.edu
    web: http://www.opt.indiana.edu/lthibos/thibos.html
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    Larry Thibos, School of Optometry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
    Voice: (812) 855-9842, FAX: (812) 855-7045, e-mail: thibos@indiana.edu
    web: http://www.opt.indiana.edu/lthibos/thibos.html
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