[visionlist] Postdoctoral positions at Smith-Kettlewell: Opening in binocular eye movement control

Steve Heinen heinen at ski.org
Fri Jan 22 20:20:38 -04 2021

The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute announces the opening of an 
exciting opportunity to apply for postdoctoral fellowships. We have at 
least two open positions: two funded by Smith-Kettlewell fellowship 
funds, and potentially another two funded by an NIH training grant.

One of these is in the Heinen lab. Our lab uses**binocular eye recording 
during occlusion of one or both eyes to investigate inconsistencies in 
binocular eye movement theories that have guided basic research and 
strabismus intervention for over 150 years. Our results will be used to 
develop an alternative computational model, and deduce faulty circuitry 
underlying pathological ocular misalignment.

Smith-Kettlewell has a uniquely attractive postdoctoral program in 
vision research and related fields. Our program offers the flexibility 
to design an individualized training plan tailored to achieve each 
fellow’s specific career goals. We train fellows to become independent 
scientists, with strong support and encouragement for fellows to propose 
and pursue their own research in close collaboration and mentorship with 
one or more of our experienced principal investigators. Many of our 
fellows have successfully established their own funded research programs 
with fruitful and fulfilling careers.

The fellowships require a Ph.D. or M.D. and are normally awarded for two 
years, with our most successful fellows often being invited to continue 
as sponsored investigators. Applications from individuals with 
disabilities or other underrepresented groups are particularly 
encouraged. The Smith-Kettlewell fellowships are open to US Citizens and 
foreign nationals. The NEI Training Grant requires that fellows be US 
citizens or permanent residents.

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2021. Details of the 
program and application procedures can be found at 
http://www.ski.org/how-apply. To apply, please contact Steve Heinen 
(heinen at ski.org) to begin the application process. If you have further 
questions, please email Dr. Preeti Verghese or Beatriz St. John at 
fellowships at ski.org.

Stephen J. Heinen, Ph.D., Senior Scientist
The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
2318 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 345-2101
heinen at ski.org

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