[visionlist] Postdoc in Adaptive Optics at NEI

Tam, Johnny (NIH/NEI) [E] johnny.tam at nih.gov
Tue Jun 6 10:28:44 -04 2023

A full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available in the Clinical and Translational Imaging Section, 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 fluorescence microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and other techniques.

We are looking for a candidate who has a proven record of accomplishments working with challenging optics and/or microscopy projects who is interested in applying their skillset to clinical 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. Example recent projects can be seen on the Image Gallery on the lab website (https://nei.nih.gov/intramural/translational-imaging).

Familiarity with one or more of the following will be viewed favorably: adaptive optics, SLO/OCT, advanced microscopy, angiography, vision science, human subjects research, computer programming, and/or artificial intelligence. Experience working with custom optical setups is valued. As this is a broad recruitment, not all of the skillsets are required. 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) 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.

The desired start date is Fall 2023.

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

Senior Investigator

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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