[visionlist] Doctoral INPhINIT Incoming fellow- Spain
anaisa at unizar.es
Thu Nov 14 09:26:38 -04 2019
”la Caixa” Banking Foundation is launching a fellowship programme for
young researchers of any nationality to carry out a doctorate. A
Doctoral INPhINIT Incoming fellow will be hosted by IIS ARAGON and
University of Zaragoza (Spain), with the research group “B08_17R.
Investigación en retina y sistema visual”.
Job position title: “*Ageing of the optical system of the eye on the
efficiency and visual fatigue: development of instruments, optical
modelling and experimental studies*”
The health of the visual system is critical in the modern society and
has become one of the main concerns in the last decades. The aim of this
project is to study various aspects related to the ageing of the optical
system of the eye; in particular changes in the lens, one of the most
affected ocular component by aging. The illumination as a key factor in
the environment, more specifically, the exposome, has not been evaluated
except for adequate illumination levels required for certain visual
tasks or for the visual efficiency. By improving the environment, we
could have a positive impact in our quality of life, our well-being or
in aging. This project considers various complementary aspects that will
allow a wider perspective on this topic by developing a new generation
of systems to measure optical quality of the eye for use in experimental
studies. We will develop and implement optical models to be applied to
the modelling of the age-related optical changes of the eye. We will
study optical factors, as well as associated blur
adaptation/unadaptation, associated to visual fatigue (or strain) in
presbyopic eyes due to a sustained accommodative demand (displays,
electronic devices, or under different conditions of illumination)
without any possibility of adequate response. We are especially
interested in studying dynamics and binocular effects. This fact has
generated visual symptoms and non-visual alterations that have not yet
been thoroughly studied, we need a multidisciplinary approach to study
what effect the light has on health. Our proposal is for illumination
experts to study the environment with commercial lights, screens, and
accessories designed to improve the visual function and to evaluate the
correct parameters for the ophthalmologists and optometrists, and to
propose models for ocular aging from an optical point of view.
We are seeking a talented, highly motivated individual to join a
multidisciplinary research group in Aragon Institute for Health Research
(IIS Aragon), Zaragoza, Spain. This position offers an opportunity to
work with Rafael Navarro (ORCID-ID 0000-0002-1328-1716) and Ana
Sánchez-Cano (ORCID-ID 0000-0002-5621-1937). The laboratory provides an
outstanding scientific infrastructure and ideal environment for
interdisciplinary collaboration, theirs research areas include the
visual optics, instrumentation development, radiometry and photometry.
Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in physics (optics),
optical engineering, visual computing or a related discipline.
A strong mathematical background and strong previous programming
experience, preferably in Matlab and/or C++, and Zemax is required.
Proven understanding of laboratory and experimental optics.
Good teamwork, proactive, independent, time management and
Ana Sánchez-Cano, PhD
Física Aplicada. Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de Zaragoza
C/ Pedro Cerbuna, 12
Tfno. +34 976 762 445
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