[visionlist] Research scientist/postdoc position in Translational Imaging (NIH/NEI/Adaptive Optics)

Tam, Johnny (NIH/NEI) [E] johnny.tam at nih.gov
Mon Jan 24 11:21:43 -04 2022

A full-time Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available in the Clinical and Translational Imaging Unit, located within the Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, to study the cellular manifestation of retinal diseases. The lab has developed multimodal imaging tools for imaging the photoreceptor-retinal pigment epithelium-choriocapillaris complex using adaptive optics enhanced indocyanine green imaging and other techniques.

We are looking for a candidate who has a proven record of accomplishments working with challenging optics and microscopy projects who is interested in applying their skillset to clinical applications in the NEI Eye Clinic. Familiarity with one or more of the following will be viewed favorably: live cell imaging, fluorescence microscopy, mouse eye dissection, cell culture, photoreceptor/RPE biology, human subjects research, computer programming, artificial intelligence, and/or working with custom optical instrumentation. As this is a broad recruitment, not all of the skillsets are required. Depending on the candidate’s background and experience, this position will offered as either be a full-time staff position or a postdoctoral fellowship.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate why they are likely to be successful working in a highly multidisciplinary environment. The NEI eye clinic has a unique clinical research environment with a diverse patient population. Alongside clinical studies, we are also interested in carrying out translational imaging experiments using cultured cells and mouse models of disease. To analyze new imaging modalities developed by the lab, computer science algorithms using artificial intelligence are  needed.  For more details on Johnny Tam’s lab on Clinical and Translational Imaging, including a list of recent publications, please visit https://nei.nih.gov/intramural/translational-imaging and https://irp.nih.gov/pi/johnny-tam.

Successful candidates should have: (1) PhD in advanced optical microscopy, engineering, biophysics, biology, vision science, computer science, or related discipline, (2) prior experience working with one or more of the skillsets listed above, and (3) ability to conduct research independently and work collaboratively with other scientists.

To apply, submit by email the following items: (1) a full CV that includes the names and dates of all current and previous research mentors and the candidate’s past research projects, (2) contact information for 3 references, and (3) a brief description of a couple of the most challenging projects that you have had to work on in your scientific career to date and how this had led to your interest in pursuing research projects in translational imaging at NEI. Please indicate your specific role in these projects. Informal inquiries are welcomed.

Johnny Tam

Stadtman Investigator

Chief, Clinical and Translational Imaging Unit

National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

johnny at nih.gov<mailto:johnny at nih.gov>

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

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