[vslist] Research Assistant In Dunedin New Zealand - VEP and psychophysics in glaucoma

Vaegan Vaegan at unsw.edu.au
Sun Apr 18 13:40:01 GMT 2004

Research Assistant In Dunedin New Zealand.
VEP and psychophysical losses in glaucoma -
A position exists for at least two years to work under the direction of Dr
Vaegan, Prof A Molteno and Dr Gordon Sanderson, at the Department of
Ophthalmology, University of Otago, based in the Eye Clinic of Dunedin
Hospital. The primary task is to work largely unsupervised to recruit a
large number of early glaucoma patients and controls, to send them for blind
medical work up, then test them using specially developed VEP and
psychophysical routines. The data is to be used in a three year cross
sectional and 7 year longitudinal blind clinical trial. The successful
applicant can use the data for a PhD if postgraduate (starting salary ca
$NS35,000) or for publications if post doctoral. The salary will follow NZ
scales, will vary with experience and will be renewable for up to 7 years
depending on continued funding. The appointment is conditional on adequate
performance in an initial 3 month trial period. The University of Otago is
an equal opportunity employer and persons of Maori extraction and other
minorities are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of routine
ophthamological assessment, an ability to work with patients, to continue a
research programme unsupervised, data analysis, scientific writing and
programming skills in C++, Expo and Matlab are desirable. Dunedin is close
to Queenstown (site of the filming of Lord of the Rings) and offers many
opportunities for skiing, hiking and trout fishing. Cost of living is low.
Information also available un the Uni of Otago web site.
Contact vaegan at vaegan at unsw.edu.au or at the Ramada Inn Hollywood Beach
954 921 0990 during the ARVO week. The job is also advertised with the ARVO
placement service.

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