[visionlist] Job in Adaptive Optics Retinal Imaging at UC Berkeley and UCSF
Austin John ROORDA
aroorda at berkeley.edu
Mon Apr 17 18:58:44 -04 2017
*Engineer to Develop Systems for Vision Testing and Retinal Imaging At UC
Berkeley and UC San Francisco*
The labs of Dr. Austin Roorda and Dr. Jacque Duncan at UC Berkeley and San
Francisco develop and use advanced optical systems for imaging the retina
and measuring visual function on a cellular scale. The main technologies
include adaptive optics, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, and the
implementation of innovative methods to track eye motion with unprecedented
accuracy. The systems are used for a wide range of applications, from
monitoring the efficacy of treatments to slow eye disease to elucidating
the circuits in the retina that underlie human color and spatial vision.
*We are looking for a capable and innovative engineer* who will join our
team to help develop and build a new generation of optical systems to
achieve our research goals. Eligible candidates must have fundamental
skills in designing and building optical imaging devices and must have
demonstrated experience with complete systems, including optics,
electronics, hardware and software. Specific experience with adaptive
optics, Zemax optical design software, ophthalmic imaging and scanning
laser imaging systems are desirable, but not required.
The specific task of the engineer will be to help design, build and
maintain systems for basic science applications at UC Berkeley and for
clinical applications at UC San Francisco. This aspect of the project is
part of larger multi-center NIH funded project involving a team of
scientists and engineers at multiple sites (UC Berkeley, UCSF, University
of Alabama, Montana State University). The engineer will be meeting
regularly with engineers and scientists at the other sites and so good
communication skills are a high priority.
• Minimum of a bachelor's degree in a technical field (optical engineering,
electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or equivalent).
• Fundamental skills in designing and building optical systems.
• Demonstrated experience with complete systems, including optics,
electronics, hardware and software.
• Good communication skills.
• Specific experience with adaptive optics, Zemax optical design software,
ophthalmic imaging and scanning laser imaging systems.
• Working knowledge of engineering principles and methods in order to
independently perform professional design work of limited scope and
• Working knowledge necessary to begin independent application of
principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments.
• Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any
challenges or barriers.
*Salary & Benefits*
Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. For information on the
comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, visit
*How to Apply*
Please send a cover letter, resume, detailed descriptions of your prior
work, and the names and contact information for three people who can
provide a recommendation.
Ultimately, you will need to submit your application online as one document
at: *http://jobs.berkeley.edu/ <http://jobs.berkeley.edu/>* *(link to
external applicants and search for job number 23095*), but you are
encouraged to contact me directly with inquiries at aroorda at berkeley.edu.
*Equal Employment Opportunity*
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Austin Roorda, PhD,
Professor of Vision Science and Optometry
UC Berkeley School of Optometry
Berkeley, CA 94720-2020
tel: 510-642-2380 fax: 510-643-5109
VS graduate program: http://vision.berkeley.edu
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