[visionlist] Job announcement: Optical Engineer Position in Advanced Technology for Ocular Imaging and Vision Science-University of Rochester

Debbie Shannon dshannon at ur.rochester.edu
Tue Jan 11 11:50:06 -04 2022

The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester has an open 
position for an optical engineer to join a highly collaborative team of 
vision scientists who use advanced optical technologies to study vision 
in the normal and diseased eye.  Technologies currently under 
development include the next generation of vision correction techniques, 
ultra-high resolution eye trackers, instruments capable of observing 
both structure and function at a cellular spatial scale in the living 
eye, new technologies to improve restored vision in the blind, and the 
development of an optical interface between computers and single neurons 
inside the living eye.

The applicant will work closely with faculty in the Center for Visual 
Science including researchers from the Flaum Eye Institute, the 
Institute of Optics, Brain and Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience at 
the University of Rochester. They will interact with the Advanced 
Retinal Imaging Alliance  (ARIA), a multidisciplinary imaging team 
passionate about understanding the physiology underlying healthy and 
diseased eyes. Key investigators include Jennifer Hunter, Susana Marcos, 
Juliette McGregor, William Merigan, Martina Poletti, Michele Rucci, 
Jesse Schallek, and David Williams.

Key Responsibilities:
•	Assist in the design, construction, and optimization of new optical 
technologies for vision science.
•	Maintain, align, and calibrate existing instruments for vision science 
such as adaptive optics ophthalmoscopes for microscopic imaging of the 
living eye and vision testing devices that incorporate adaptive optics.
•	Assist in research projects by operating these instruments.
•	Train undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows on 
instrumentation including the appropriate application of light safety 

Desired Qualifications:
•	BS through PhD level training will be considered.
•	Hands-on experience with the design, construction, alignment and 
troubleshooting of optical instrumentation.
•	Knowledge of sequential ray tracing using optical design software 
(Zemax or Code V).
•	Experience with scanning and array detection imaging technology is 
•	Experience in performing independent engineering/scientific research
•	Experience with project management
•	Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•	Experience in the field of ophthalmoscopy and vision science is not 

Salary Range: $50,000 - $80,000 per year; commensurate with experience.

The University of Rochester is an exciting place to pursue a career in 
biomedical optics, with The Institute of Optics, the Center for Visual 
Science, and the Flaum Eye Institute here at the University.  The 
Rochester community is replete with companies with expertise in optics 
and imaging. For additional information see the Center for Visual 
Science page http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/ and the Advanced Retinal 
Imaging Alliance page http://www.aria.cvs.rochester.edu/.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three 
references to:
Debbie Shannon, Administrator
Center for Visual Science
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0270
dshannon at ur.rochester.edu

The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer.

Debbie Shannon, Administrator
Center for Visual Science
Box 319
Rochester, NY  14620
(585) 275-6864 office
(585) 749-2176 cell

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