Postdoctoral position in visual neuroscience
HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN AND UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO.
Brain & Behaviour/Research Institute and Department of Ophthalmology,
A postdoctoral position in Visual Neuroscience is available immediately to
work with the newly established Hospital for Sick Children Vision Research
group under the direction of Carol Westall.
Description of the Position:
Research in our group investigates visual and retinal development using
electrophysiological (evoked potential, electroretinogram) techniques. The
projects involve a multidisciplinary team of scientists and physicians at
the Hospital for Sick Children. Our research investigates developing visual
functions when the visual system has been compromised pre-natally or
post-natally. Current projects involve longitudinal assessment of retinal
and visual electrophysiological responses in children with post-natal
exposure to prescribed drugs which may cause visual toxicity in some cases
(vigabatrin for seizure control) or chemotherapy (for tumor control). We
also study visual system development in infants who have undergone
pre-natal (maternal) exposure to toxic solvents or alcohol. We use visual
evoked potentials (sweep VEP) to study contrast sensitivity and visual
acuity, pattern onset VEPs (equiluminant colour) to assess development of
L-M and S- colour mechanisms. We use electroretinography to investigate
For further information on research in the Westall lab please visit:
http://www.sickkids.ca/research/profiles/westall.asp or email
The applicant should have a strong background in pediatric visual
electrophysiological recording or colour vison with a PhD in an area
related to visual science. Applications from self-guided, motivated
scientists are welcome.
Commensurate with the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).
Please email CV and names of 3 referees to:
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Fax (416) 813-5671
Must Quote File Number BB0110-EO
Please include the names and contact information of three references with
your cover letter and resume. We thank you in advance for your interest.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Carol Westall PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1X8
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