[visionlist] Two PhD fellowships: Optometry & Vision Science and Lighting Design (Norway)

Rigmor Baraas Rigmor.Baraas at usn.no
Sun Feb 18 09:35:23 -05 2018

TWO PhD FELLOWSHIPS at UC Southeast Norway (Kongsberg)
The National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care at UC Southeast Norway Kongsberg invites applications for two 3-year fixed term fully funded PhD fellowships, one in the field of optometry and vision science and one in lighting design.

Application deadline: April 5th, 2018.
Expected starting date: August 15th, 2018.
Salary: NOK 436 900 per year.
(PhD 1) The aim of the “Refractive error development” project is to investigate the role of ocular and retinal structural differences in myopia, emmetropia and hypermetropia and to specify how this variation contributes to the development of refractive errors. The candidate will be trained to use in-house high resolution in-vivo retinal imaging techniques (AOSLO confocal, dark-field and split-detector imaging), electrophysiology and experimental psychophysics if needed. The PhD project will be supervised by professor Rigmor C. Baraas. For further information concerning the position please contact her on rigmor.baraas at usn.no 

Link to online announcement and application:

(PhD 2) The aim of the “Healthy lighting design for sensitive population groups at high latitudes (Norway)” is to analyse different aspects that provide healthy lighting for chosen sensitive population group (relevant in Norway). If possible, to propose a lighting design solution that may be experimentally tested (virtual and real-time experiments) and effects of which could be statistically studied. Both daylight and artificial lighting will be included into the scope of the project. The PhD project will be supervised by associate professor Veronika Zaikina. For further information concerning the position please contact her on veronika.zaikina at usn.no.

Link to online announcement and application:

UC Southeast Norway has 18 000 students and 1500 employees. The university college is organized in four faculties, with facilities, degree programmes and R&D activities on eight campuses. 

The National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care on the Kongsberg campus encompasses teaching, clinical and research facilities for bachelor, master and PhD education in optometry & vision science and lighting design. New facilities were completed in 2015, funded through a strategic commitment by USN in collaboration with the optometry and eye care industry in Norway, and represent one of the best equipped eye care and vision science facilities for teaching and research in Northern Europa. The clinic includes 24 fully-equipped examination rooms for comprehensive eye examinations covering eye health and visual function and including specialized equipment for examining children's vision, for examination and follow-up of the visually impaired, and for examination of the anterior segment disease and for specialized special contact lenses fitting. There are also three pre-examination rooms with equipment for visual field testing and imaging of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye (fundus cameras, optical coherent tomography instruments (OCT), corneal tomography), as well as equipment for biometric measurements of the eyes. The main eye clinic accepts external patients. There are seven research laboratories with specialized equipment for research in the themes: (1) Lighting Design including 3D visualisation tools; (2)Anterior segment, dry eyes and special contact lenses; (3) Visio-motor, children and vision, including equipment for measuring eye movements and visual-motor function; (4) Visual ergonomics, including equipment for measuring muscle tension and blood flow in muscles; (5) Posterior segment and visual field, including several types of OCT instruments (Topcon, Zeiss Cirrus, Heidelberg Spectralis), as well as perimetry and microperimetry; (6) Colour and contrast vision, retinal electrophysiology, high-resolution retinal imaging, including experimental psychophysics set-ups, as well as electroretinograms (ERG) equipment, adaptive optics floodlight ophthalmoscope (AO flood) and adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope (AOSLO). Additional equipment includes several types of autorefractors and ocular biometers.

Rigmor C. Baraas, PhD
Director, National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care
Tel: +47 31 00 89 62/ +47 92 83 66 59
rigmor.baraas at usn.no
University College of Southeast Norway
Hasbergsvei 36
3616 Kongsberg

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