[visionlist] Postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Vision at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Krista Kelly kkelly at rfsw.org
Fri Nov 6 15:02:35 -04 2020

Dear colleagues,

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Vision and Neurodevelopment
Laboratory at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, under the direction
of Krista Kelly, Ph.D. Research is focused on the functional consequences
of pediatric eye conditions, including strabismus, anisometropia, cataract,
and amblyopia (lazy eye). A brief overview of current research is provided
in this video https://youtu.be/aAy9ZITyw6M. The successful candidate will
work under the supervision of Dr. Kelly and will be involved in projects
studying the effects of these eye conditions on eye movements, reading
speed, motor skills (i.e., manual dexterity, balance, walking), and
eye-hand coordination in children. Equipment used to record eye movements
and hand movements include the EyeLink 1000 binocular eye tracker and Leap
Motion Controller. We are collaborating with researchers at the University
of Waterloo in Ontario and SUNY in New York, and with a strong group of
pediatric ophthalmologists in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The fellow is expected to assume a lead role in one or two of these NIH
funded projects and to develop projects of their own in the general theme
of the lab with the mentorship of Dr. Kelly. Ideal candidates will have a
PhD in Vision Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a closely related field
with research experience documented in peer-reviewed articles and
conference presentations. Funding is available for up to 3 years and salary
is based on NIH postdoctoral fellowship stipend guidelines (
Postdoctoral fellows are provided medical and dental insurance, life
insurance, and paid annual vacation leave. Travel funds are provided to
attend professional meetings. No travel funds are available for relocation
to Dallas.

The Retina Foundation of the Southwest is a leading nonprofit eye research
institute dedicated to preventing vision loss and restoring sight through
innovative research. Established in 1975, the Retina Foundation currently
operates a facility of five laboratories with three core research areas of
pediatric vision, inherited eye diseases, and age-related macular
degeneration. Each year, approximately 2,500 patients, ranging from infants
to seniors, participate in research studies and clinical trials at the
Retina Foundation of the Southwest. The research environment at the
Foundation, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where
Dr. Kelly is adjunct faculty, provides many opportunities for developing a
broader knowledge of ophthalmology and vision research.

Please send applications including cover letter with a statement of
research interests, CV, and names of two references to kkelly at rfsw.org.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

*Krista Kelly, PhDDirector, Vision and Neurodevelopment Laboratory*
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of
Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Retina Foundation of the Southwest
9600 N. Central Expressway, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75231
P: 214.363.3911, ext. 108
F: 214.363.4538
E: kkelly at rfsw.org <kkelly at rfsw.org>

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