[visionlist] Postdoctoral Position in Translational Vision Science at UMN

Stephen Engel engel at umn.edu
Wed Feb 19 10:59:05 -04 2020

Postdoctoral Position in Translational Vision Science at UMN

A postdoctoral position is available to develop and test novel assistive 
technology for people with age-related macular degeneration. The 
NIH-funded project at The University of Minnesota is a collaboration 
between the labs of Dr.s Stephen Engel (engellab.psych.umn.edu) and 
Gordon Legge (gellab.psych.umn.edu), and The Department of Ophthalmology 
and Vision Sciences. The technology uses eye-tracking to manipulate text 
in real time to improve reading. The research includes both basic 
science and translational components, aiming to improve the technology 
and understand the limits of reading performance.

Requirements include skill in programming vision experiments; experience 
with eye tracking, virtual reality, and/or testing of reading is a plus. 
The initial appointment would be for 1 year, with renewal opportunities 
for several additional years. Start date is summer to early fall of 
2020, negotiable. Salary is at NIH rates.

The position also provides opportunity to develop additional 
collaborations with the large and highly collaborative Vision Science 
community at The University of Minnesota. Vision research spans the 
departments of Psychology, Ophthalmology, Neurobiology, and The Center 
for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, as well as the interdisciplinary Center 
for Applied and Translational Sensory Sciences (http://catss.umn.edu), 
which will house the project.

For further information, contact Steve Engel, engel at umn.edu.  To apply, 
visit: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/335566


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