[visionlist] Full Time Postdoctoral Fellow / Programmer Position in Vision and Driving (Harvard Medical School)

Bowers, Alexandra R. alex_bowers at meei.harvard.edu
Tue Jun 27 09:43:32 -04 2023

Full Time Postdoctoral Fellow / Programmer Position in Vision and Driving

Location:  Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Start date: As soon as possible

Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has an opening for a full-time postdoctoral fellow / programmer to work with Drs. Alex Bowers, Gang Luo and Jing Xu in the Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence. The position is initially available for two years.

The successful candidate will make major contributions to an NIH-funded project evaluating the effects of vision impairment on deployment of attention and scanning behaviors when driving. The project includes studies within the controlled environment of a high-fidelity driving simulator complemented by real-world driving studies using in-car recordings of naturalistic driving and scanning behaviors.  Studies will also address the development and evaluation of devices and training to assist visually impaired people when driving. All studies involve working with large data sets. This is a great opportunity to apply your research skills to a project with strong clinical relevance!

Requirements include a PhD, excellent programming skills (MatLab in particular), strong quantitative skills, and a strong research background in a relevant field (such as eye and head movement research, driving research, vision research, computer vision, psychology, engineering, computer science). Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, good communicators with excellent interpersonal skills, and have a keen interest in working with people with vision impairments. Experience of using driving simulators, on-road driving research, naturalistic driving research, or eye and head tracking would be advantageous.

Applications should be submitted in PDF format and should include a CV, a letter of interest, the expected date of availability, and contact information for at least 2 referees. Please email applications to Alex Bowers (alex_bowers at meei.harvard.edu<mailto:alex_bowers at meei.harvard.edu>).  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Salary will be according to the NIH scale for postdoctoral fellows.

Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School is located in Boston with a strong research community of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants with interdisciplinary backgrounds. The position provides an opportunity to participate in the Schepens postdoc training program and to develop additional collaborations with the research community at the Schepens and Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School.

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