[visionlist] Looking for Optical Engineer in Ophthalmic Imaging Research at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco

Austin John ROORDA aroorda at berkeley.edu
Mon Jun 14 20:44:50 -04 2021

Research labs led by Austin Roorda, PhD (UC Berkeley School of Optometry
http://roorda.vision.berkeley.edu) and Jacque Duncan MD (UC San Francisco
Department of Ophthalmology http://profiles.ucsf.edu/jacque.duncan )
develop and use advanced optical systems for imaging the retina and
measuring visual function on a cellular scale. The main technologies
include adaptive optics, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, and the
implementation of innovative methods to track eye motion with unprecedented
accuracy. We use our systems for a wide range of applications, from
monitoring the efficacy of treatments to slow eye disease to elucidating
the circuits in the retina that underlie human color vision.

We are looking for a capable and innovative engineer who will join our team
to help develop and build a new generation of optical systems to achieve
our research goals. Eligible candidates must have fundamental skills in
designing and building optical imaging devices and must have demonstrated
experience with complete systems, including optics, electronics, hardware
and software. Specific experience with adaptive optics, Zemax optical
design software, ophthalmic imaging and scanning laser imaging systems are
desirable, but not required.


The specific task of the engineer will be to help design, build and
maintain systems for basic science applications at UC Berkeley and for
clinical applications at UC San Francisco. This project is part of large
multi-center NIH funded project involving a team of scientists and
engineers at multiple sites (UC Berkeley, UCSF, University of Alabama,
Montana State University). The engineer will be meeting regularly with
engineers and scientists at the other sites and so good communication
skills are a high priority. Key responsibilities include:

   - Under general supervision, designs and prepares engineering plans and
   specifications of moderate complexity for novel laboratory equipment and
   - Under general supervision, participates in the solution of physical
   and mathematical analysis of experimental data or in the mathematical
   solution of physical and engineering problems.
   - Gathers and analyzes data; prepares formal engineering reports,
   drawings and status reports.
   - Assists in deploying newly developed technology with collaborators
   - Develops formal engineering reports, drawings and status reports.
   - Performs all tasks subject to review by more senior level Engineer.

*Required Qualifications*

   - Working knowledge of engineering principles and methods in order to
   independently perform professional design work of limited scope and
   - Working knowledge necessary to begin independent application of
   principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments.
   - Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work
   - Effective written and verbal communication skills.
   - Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying
   any challenges or barriers.
   - Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (optical engineering,
   electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or equivalent) or
   combination of education and experience.

*Salary & Benefits*

Salary commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive
benefits package offered by the University visit:

*How to Apply*

Link to careers.berkeley.edu, Follow the links for External Applicants,
Enter the job code number 19752 into the search window, Click Apply!

Please include the following items with your application and submit as a
single attachment when applying.

   - Short cover letter with a short statement of interest
   - CV or resume
   - List of three or more references with contact information

Direct inquiries or questions about the position can also be sent directly
to Austin Roorda (aroorda at berkeley.edu).

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