[visionlist] Postdoc at Johns Hopkins * Prosthetic vision simulation and exploration

Gislin Dagnelie gdagnelie at jhmi.edu
Sun May 15 02:38:43 GMT 2005

Postdoc Opportunity at Johns Hopkins * US citizenship or permanent residency required

Area of research:  Prosthetic vision, simulated and exploratory

Funding source:  NIH training grant under Visual Neuroscience Training Program

Location:  Lions Vision Research and Rehab Center, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins

Duration: One year, starting summer/fall 2005, with possible 1-2 year continuation under NRSA funding

The Visual Neuroscience Training Program at Wilmer combines an allround training program in the anatomy and physiology of the human visual system with a research opportunity in the lab of a chosen advisor.  Typically, this one year program is followed by a 1-2 year NRSA in the same lab.
Gislin Dagnelie's lab has a series of highly flexible real and virtual test environments and image processing algorithms to create realistic simulations of prosthetic vision and to study the performance of normally sighted and visually impaired observers under these conditions.  These setups include eye tracking to simulate the stabilizing effect of an implanted electrode array with external image acquisition.  Over the coming year, this setup will be expanded with head tracking for full immersive virtual simulations, as well as algorithm evaluation in one or more experimental retinal implant wearers.
Prospective applicants for this position should have a Ph.D. in vision psychophysics or biomedical engineering, a strong background in image and signal processing, and an interest in working with severely visually impaired human subjects.  Due to the nature of the training grant, applicants have to be US citizens or permanent residents.

Further info: Gislin Dagnelie, Ph.D., gdagnelie at jhmi.edu 

Deadline for applications: May 31, 2005

Gislin Dagnelie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Lions Vision Ctr, Johns Hopkins Univ

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