VisionScienceList: Postdoctoral Fellow Posting

From: Don Miller (
Date: Tue Dec 05 2000 - 11:35:14 PST

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    Interferometric Imaging in the Human Eye with Adaptive Optics

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Visual Optics
    Group at Indiana University. The position will center on the design and
    construction of a novel retina camera that employs the principles of
    low-coherence interferometry (e.g. coherence microscopy, optical coherence
    tomography) and adaptive optics. The unprecedented resolution of this
    camera will permit the noninvasive observation of single cells in the
    living human eye. This has exciting applications for studying the human
    retina, improving vision beyond normal limits, and for diagnosing and
    monitoring retinal pathologies. A review of this research field can be
    found in the cover article of the January 2000 issue of Physics Today.

    Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. and a strong experimental
    background in optics, with expertise preferably in low-coherence
    interferometry and/or adaptive optics. The ability to work well with
    others is essential. Highly desirable experience includes extensive
    hands-on optical system design and construction; digital image processing
    (in IDL, Matlab, C); and proficiency in Fourier optics and aberration
    theory. Knowledge of visual optics is not required, though beneficial.

    This project is supported by the Center for Adaptive Optics, a Science and
    Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation. The Center
    consists of a consortium of astronomers, engineers and vision scientists
    whose aim is to develop cutting-edge methodologies that employ adaptive
    optics for both astronomy and vision applications. You will have the
    opportunity to collaborate with Center members in developing these
    technologies (

    A major thrust of the Visual Optics Group at Indiana University is to
    create advanced optical instrumentation for eye research. The Group is
    part of the university's graduate program in vision science and provides a
    rich scientific environment with significant collaboration between experts
    in optics and vision science.

    Indiana University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
    Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until
    the position is filled. Applicants should send a CV, a summary of research
    interests, and the names of three references.

    Donald T. Miller
    School of Optometry
    800 East Atwater Ave
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN 47405

    tel: 812-855-7613
    fax: 812-855-7045

    Donald T. Miller
    Graduate Program in Vision Science
    School of Optometry
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN 47405

    Tel: 812-855-7613
    Fax: 812-855-7045

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