[visionlist] Two postdoc positions in Translational Imaging (NIH/NEI/Adaptive Optics Retinal Imaging)

Tam, Johnny (NIH/NEI) [E] johnny.tam at nih.gov
Wed Jan 11 14:14:11 -04 2023

Two full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship positions are available in the Clinical and Translational Imaging Unit, located within the Intramural Research Program of the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, to study the cellular manifestation of retinal diseases. The lab has developed advanced optical instrumentation for imaging the photoreceptor-retinal pigment epithelium-choriocapillaris complex in the NEI Eye Clinic using adaptive optics, fluorescence microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and other techniques.

We are looking for candidates who have a proven record of accomplishments working with challenging optics and microscopy projects who are interested in applying their skillsets to clinical and translational applications in the NEI Eye Clinic. 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. For examples of the types of imaging projects from our lab, please visit the Image Gallery and review the list of publications on the lab website (https://nei.nih.gov/intramural/translational-imaging).

Familiarity with one or more of the following will be viewed favorably: live cell imaging, fluorescence microscopy, mouse imaging, mouse eye dissection, cell culture, photoreceptor/RPE/choriocapillaris biology, human subjects research, computer programming, artificial intelligence, and/or working with custom optical instrumentation. It is expected that candidates will have strong mastery of only one or two of these skillsets.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate why they are likely to be successful working in a highly multidisciplinary team of lab personnel and collaborators. Successful candidates should have: (1) a recent PhD in advanced optical microscopy, engineering, biophysics, biology, vision science, computer science, or related discipline, (2) strong experience 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 to johnny at nih.gov<mailto:johnny at nih.gov> 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.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The position provides generous scientific resources, stipend support, and health benefits. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Johnny Tam

Stadtman Investigator

Chief, Clinical and Translational Imaging Unit

National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health


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