A postdoctoral research position is available in Dr. Vera-Diaz's Optics and Vision Science Lab (https://www.neco.edu/research/faculty/diaz/lab) at the New England College of Optometry (NECO) to address the significant question of what signals trigger myopia development in children. In our lab we investigate optical, retinal and visual processing structures, functions and complexities of the human visual system. Knowledge of the mechanism(s) for myopia development will be critical for the design of effective myopia prevention and control treatments.
The project is part of a collaborative research effort of experts in clinical optometry, neuroscience, vision science and electrophysiology. We use a variety of research methodologies, including psychophysics, peripheral aberrometry, gaze-contingent eye-tracking, biometry, electrophysiology and computational analyses.
As a post-doctoral fellow, you will join an interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Vera-Diaz. You will help the team design the experimental protocols and will be expected to take the lead in developing and performing optical and vision science experiments, collect and analyze data in a collaborative environment and help disseminate the results.
NECO is an independent institution renowned as a leading myopia research and clinical center. NECO is located in Boston, a vibrant and academic city, and just steps from MIT, Harvard University and Northeastern University among others. Its location allows for unique collaborative research opportunities.
Deadline for applications is September 20, 2019. The position is funded for up to 5 years. Salary is competitive; NECO offers excellent employee benefits. Full health insurance is provided.
The New England College of Optometry is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, or veteran status.
For further information and informal enquiries, please contact Fuensanta Vera-Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fuensanta A. Vera-Diaz, OD, PhD
Associate Professor of Optometry
New England College of Optometry
424 Beacon Street,
Boston MA 02115
You should hold a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., Optics, Vision Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Optometry). Strong quantitative skills and Matlab programming ability are required. Optical modelling skills (e.g., Zemax, ImagineOptix) and R programming skills are preferred but not required.
About New England College of Optometry
New England College of Optometry is a small, independent graduate institution that currently enrolls students from 34 states and 8 countries. Our Boston location provides access to a richly innovative and active higher education and healthcare community in the Boston area. We are looking for agile, committed people to join our community to support our programs in world-class optometric education and patient care experience.
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