[visionlist] Research Fellow position in the Australian bionic eye clinical trial

Matt Petoe MPetoe at bionicsinstitute.org
Tue Nov 20 20:52:16 -05 2018

The Bionics Institute in Melbourne, Australia is seeking a Research Fellow who is passionate about translating medical device research into clinical trial success.  The Bionics Institute (with Bionic Vision Technologies and other partners) is developing and evaluating an electronic implant capable of restoring basic vision to people suffering from degenerative retinal conditions. This visual prosthesis includes an array of electrodes implanted behind the retina to stimulate the optic nerve cells in the eye acting as a substitute for the photoreceptors that have degenerated or been badly damaged and no longer function effectively. Recent media coverage has publicised the initial clinical trial success - four participants in Melbourne have received this implant and are using the system in a research setting.


The successful applicant will work within a team of scientists, clinicians and engineers to conduct a clinical trial of a bionic eye, providing technical and administrative support to the patients and clinical team.  You will be expected to facilitate data collection and ongoing training of patients using the bionic eye device.  Experience with Psychophysical evaluation, as in visual responses to pre-defined stimulations, is an important part of the work.

The clinical trial environment is fast paced but rewarding.  You will need to be a team player, willing to go "above and beyond" to support the continued success of the trial. You will demonstrate diligence and enthusiasm and evidence of strong time management and planning skills will be required to be successful in this role.
Interested applicants, please read further details and apply at the link: https://www.seek.com.au/job/37763863
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