[visionlist] Postdoctoral Position at the Center for Visual Science: Adaptive Optics, Visual Simulations, Myopia

Marcos, Susana smarcos2 at UR.Rochester.edu
Wed Aug 30 21:56:14 -04 2023

Dear colleagues
We are hiring! Please, help us distribute the following ad for a postdoctoral position in our lab
The text can be found below, and here you will find a link to the add: https://www.cvs.rochester.edu/positions/postdocs.html

If you are interested, or can recommend a prospective candidate, please do not hesitate to reach out


Susana Marcos, PhD
David R Wiiliams Director. Center for Visual Science
Nicholas George Professor of Optics. The Institute of Optics
Professor of Ophthalmology. Flaum Eye institute
@MarcosLabUR; @CVSUoR

One full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available at the Marcos Lab, in the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester, New York, to study mechanisms of myopia control. The lab has developed advanced instrumentation for visual simulation, manipulation of the optics of the eye, ocular 3D biometry and biomechanics,  and advanced ocular microscopy.  For examples of the types of projects from our lab, please visi the lab website:
We are looking for candidates with proven record of accomplishments working with challenging visual optics projects who are interested in applying their skillsets to the study of myopia control. Specifically, the successful candidate will work in the context of a National Institutes of Health- National Eye Institute R01 Grant, R01 EY035009 “Interplay between multifocal optics and accommodation: implications for myopia progression”. The position is immediately available.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:
1.- Familiarity with development and application of custom-developed ophthalmic instrumentation, preferably adaptive optics systems.
2.- Successful experience working on a highly interdisciplinary environment.
3.- Motivation to unravel the mechanisms of myopia development and improve current methods of control.
4.- A recent PhD in optics, biomedical engineering, vision science or related fields.
5.- Ability to conduct research independently and work in collaboration with optical scientists, psyschophysicists, engineers and clinicians.
6.- Great written and oral communication skills.
7.- Critical thinking and questioning of the status-quo.

Successful candidates will enjoy:
1.- A thriving multidisciplinary environment at the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester, with over 45 Faculty of vision scientists tackling every aspect of vision, over 100 members-in-training, a dynamic postdoctoral culture. CVS offers plenty of career development training opportunities and access to unique facilities (imaging, computation and instrumentation modules, through a P30 core grant).
2.- Close collaboration with a clinical environment, with research labs located at the Flaum Eye Institute
3.- Working on a timely research area (myopia), with National Eye Institute funding support.
4.- Interactions with the ophthalmic industry and translational opportunities.
5.- A stimulating and highly productive laboratory environment (Marcos Lab, ARIA Group, The Institute of Optics, Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, etc.).
6.- Competitive salary and benefits from the University of Rochester.
7.- A highly collegial atmosphere, and a friendly area to live in (with plenty of cultural events, natural landscapes, family friendly, and fun outdoor activities year round).

To apply, submit by email to Susana Marcos (smarcos2 at ur.rochester.edu<mailto:smarcos2 at ur.rochester.edu>), cc’ing Leslie Jo Smith (leslie.smith at rochester.edu<mailto:leslie.smith at rochester.edu>) including  the following items:
1.- A full CV
2.- Contact information for 3 references, indicating the relationship with the applicant
3.- A motivation letter describing briefly you past experiences in your scientific career to date and how this had led to your interest in applying to this postdoctoral opportunity

The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer.
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