[visionlist] Engineer opening - University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Shannon, Debbie dshannon at UR.Rochester.edu
Fri Nov 2 11:21:51 -05 2018

Full time engineer position in vision science laboratory:

Interdisciplinary research group seeking a full-time engineer to aid in 
the development of cutting-edge technology for vision sciences. If you 
like solving complex problems that intersect with both hardware and 
software, this is the job for you!

About the Job:
Major responsibilities include: (a) developing hardware and software for 
high-precision tracking of head and eye movements, including working 
with state-of-the-art motion capture systems and our in-house magnetic 
search coil system (b) contributing to the development of virtual 
reality systems with integrated eye-tracking technology; and (c) helping 
with the refinement of two new types of eye-trackers currently at a 
prototype stage in the laboratory. Ability to work well in a team is 
essential, as well as self-motivation and the capability to work 
independently when needed.

Ideal Background
•	Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Biomedical, or Mechanical 
Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field of study, and/or 
equivalent work experience.
•	3+ years of experience with C++ and Matlab/Python
•	1+ years of experience data acquisition and signal processing
•	Hands on experience with electrical circuits and/or mechanical design 
is a plus

About Us:
The Active Perception Laboratory of Professors Michele Rucci and Martina 
Poletti at the University of Rochester seeks to understand the role of 
eye movements in everyday visual perception. To achieve this goal, the 
laboratory integrates theoretical and experimental neuroscience, with a 
particular focus on the interaction between visual, motor, and cognitive 
processes. The laboratory’s research has led to multiple novel findings 
which have been published in highly regarded, peer-reviewed scientific 
journals. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the 
laboratory attracts individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and 
interests. Projects are highly collaborative and intellectually 
challenging. You’ll never be bored as a member of the Active Perception 

The Active Perception Laboratory prides itself in being a supportive 
work environment, actively helping employees expand their skills and 
achieve their career ambitions. The lab welcomes applicants at any point 
in their career, including individuals who are considering graduate or 
medical school. If interested in this position, please send resume / 
curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names of two references to 
Professors Michele Rucci and Martina Poletti, mrucci at ur.rochester.edu 
and martina_poletti at urmc.rochester.edu


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