Applications of Visual Science (VA), Applied Spectroscopy (IS), Clinical Vision Sciences (VS), Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography (BM), Vision (VV)
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Academia, Research Laboratory, Biotechnology/Medical
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jesse Schallek at the University of Rochester. The research position will deploy advance imaging technology, including adaptive optics, to study capillary blood flow and hemodynamic regulation in the living retina. By imaging single blood cells in the living eye, our research seeks to better understand the blood flow in the smallest vessels of the body and how this flow is disrupted in human diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, Alzheimer's disease and others. Research may be conducted in human patients and animal models of disease.
The postdoctoral fellow will work in the collaborative environment of the Advanced Retinal Imaging Alliance of the University of Rochester. This group includes the research efforts of Jesse Schallek, David Williams, Bill Merigan, Jennifer Hunter, and Mina Chung. The postdoctoral trainee will benefit from collaborative interactions in this group toward novel ophthalmic imaging design and study of retinal function.
More information about research projects in the lab can be found at: Schallek Lab: www.urmc.rochester.edu/eye-institute/research/labs/schallek Research page: http://aria.cvs.rochester.edu/our_work/blood_flow.html
Interested applicants should send CV and names/contact information of references to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include a cover letter detailing your current research activities, expertise and the reasons for your interest in the position.
Candidates will be recruited from a number of focus areas: 1) those with strong backgrounds in blood flow study of the brain or other tissues or 2) those with exemplary technical backgrounds with brain or retina imaging technologies. We encourage applicants from outside the field of ophthalmology.
Outstanding applicants will have training in one or more of the following fields: retinal imaging technology (including OCT and adaptive optics), BOLD fMRI mechanisms, intrinsic signal optical imaging, study of the cellular mechanisms of diabetic retinopathy or study of microvascular disease (in other tissues). Candidates with either biology or engineering focus will be suitable for this position.
Applicants should have a PhD, MD or equivalent training. Senior graduate students nearing completion of their degree are strongly encouraged to apply. Openings are available immediately and position will remain open until qualified individual is identified. Appointment is for 1 year and may be extended up to 3 years depending on progress and review.
Additional Salary Information: 0 level (less than one year since PhD) is currently $50,004.
Internal Number: Schallek Lab
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