Academia, Research Laboratory, Biotechnology/Medical
The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester has an open position for an optical engineer with expertise in novel optical system design, construction, and optimization. MS or PhD-level experience in optical design is a key qualification. The successful applicant will work with a collaborative team of vision scientists that design and deploy imaging systems to study biological aspects of vision including: retinal imaging, eye tracking, ocular imaging, and microscopy of living systems. Background in vision science is not a requirement. Applicant will have strong understanding of optical systems with added benefit coming from experience with scanning and array detection imaging systems
The applicant will work closely with faculty in the Advanced Retinal Imaging Alliance (ARIA), a multidisciplinary imaging team comprised of researchers from the Flaum Eye Institute, the Center for Visual Science and the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. The ARIA group is passionate about understanding the physiology underlying healthy and diseased visual systems. Participating investigators include Jennifer Hunter, William Merigan, Jesse Schallek, and David Williams and include over 30 students, staff and members.
Rochester is an exciting place to pursue a career in biomedical optics, with The Institute of Optics, the Center for Visual Science, and the Flaum Eye Institute here at the University, as well as local companies with expertise in optics and imaging. For additional information see the Center for Visual Science page http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/ and the Advanced Retinal Imaging Alliance page https://aria.cvs.rochester.edu/
Maintain and operate custom-built instruments for retinal imaging of the living eye.
Optical alignment and calibration of custom instrumentation
Design, fabrication and optimization of new subsystems to enhance imaging systems
Training undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows on instrumentation.
Laser safety maintenance
conducting imaging experiments independently and with team members
MS or PhD in Optical Engineering preferred with 2 years of relevant experience.
Hands-on experience with the construction and alignment of optical instrumentation
Knowledge of sequential ray tracing using optical design software (Zemax or Code V).
Experience in troubleshooting optical systems and familiarity with equipment repair.
Experience in performing independent engineering/scientific research.
Demonstrated knowledge of project management practices, methods and techniques.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Experience in the field of ophthalmoscopy and vision science is not required.
Additional Salary Information: salary negotiable based on experience.
About UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment todiversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresentedin higher education. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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