[visionlist] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Amblyopia and Binocular Vision

Eileen Birch ebirch at retinafoundation.org
Thu Apr 5 11:01:52 -05 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Amblyopia and Binocular Vision


Abnormal binocular visual development is a key element in childhood amblyopia and strabismus. A postdoctoral position is available in the Pediatric Vision Laboratory at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, mentored by Eileen E Birch, PhD.  The postdoctoral fellow will work on NIH-funded clinical trials that aim to develop new treatments for amblyopia and binocular visual deficits, evaluate prototype devices designed to improve early and accurate identification of these conditions, and conduct research on the effects of these conditions on children’s visuomotor and visuocognitive abilities and self-perception. 


The Retina Foundation of the Southwest, located in Dallas, Texas, is a nonprofit eye research institute dedicated to preventing vision loss and restoring sight through innovative research and treatment. For 35 years the Retina Foundation has focused on developing treatments for age-related macular degeneration, pediatric eye disorders, and inherited eye diseases. Each of the five research laboratories is directed by a scientist who also has an adjunct faculty appointment in the Ophthalmology Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The Retina Foundation of the Southwest has numerous opportunities for collaborative interactions.  www.retinafoundation.org  


The approaches we use in our research in the Pediatric Vision Laboratory include psychophysics, ocular biometry, eye-tracking, photorefraction, and standardized tests of reading speed, motor skills, and self-perception for children age 0 to 17 years, Applicants should have a background in visual development, psychophysics, eye-tracking, and/or neuroscience.  The fellowship is funded for 3 years, with a minimum commitment of 2 years and a start date in 2018.


Interested applicants should send a CV and a cover letter, including a statement of research interests and why this fellowship will be a good fit for you, to ebirch at rfsw.org.    


Eileen E. Birch, PhD

Director, Crystal Charity Ball Pediatric Vision Laboratory, Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Mailing address:

Retina Foundation of the Southwest

9600 North Central Expressway Suite 200

Dallas, TX 75231


Telephone:           (214) 363-3911

Fax:                        (214) 363-4538

Email:                    ebirch at retinafoundation.org


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