[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in adaptive optics in Melbourne, Australia (Phillip Bedggood)

Phillip Bedggood pabedg at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Feb 22 22:50:10 -04 2024


A postdoctoral research position in advanced imaging of the human retina is available in the Adaptive Optics Imaging Unit at the University of Melbourne, Australia. This group is led by A/Prof Andrew Metha and located within the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

The major research focus of the Adaptive Optics Imaging Unit is the development of novel optical systems and associated image processing software to progress the study of cells and cellular scale processes in the living human eye. The laboratory employs two major tools in this regard: a high-speed “flood” device able to track rapid dynamics in the position and optical properties of cells, and an adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope (AOSLO) to produce state-of-the art images of structural details. The successful candidate will become experienced in the use of each of these world class research platforms.

This position is funded by the Australian Research Council in a project entitled “Ultrafast imaging of physiological processes in the human eye”. The incumbent will report directly to the Principal Investigator of this project, Dr Phillip Bedggood as well as the laboratory head, A/Prof Andrew Metha. The role will involve a significant amount of optical engineering, carrying out required modifications of the imaging apparatus to enable the study of new tissue types and/or ultrafast processes such as phototransduction. The research fellow will utilise these developments in a series of planned experiments to make novel scientific contributions on the basic physiology of cellular processes in the living eye. The fellow will also have the opportunity to engage with a diverse network of local clinician researchers to apply our high-resolution imaging methods to patients suffering from blinding retinal diseases, developing biomarkers to inform future clinical trials.

In addition to a PhD in a relevant discipline, the ideal candidate will possess strong skills in the design and construction of high-resolution optical imaging systems, routine operation of such systems to collect high quality image data, be proficient in the recruitment and scheduling of participants for human research, and be experienced in the processing of images and associated quantitative image analysis. Leadership of scientific outputs, such as publications and conference presentations, will be encouraged. The role also provides the opportunity to undertake teaching in related research areas, including the supervision of students engaged in Honours, Masters and PhD research projects.

This position is a 2-year fixed term appointment, with possibility for further renewal depending upon satisfactory performance and the availability of research funding. For further information and to apply online, please visit: https://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/ci/en/job/915015/postdoctoral-research-fellow-advanced-retinal-imaging.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://visionscience.com/pipermail/visionlist_visionscience.com/attachments/20240223/e6c4144a/attachment.html>

More information about the visionlist mailing list