1. Optical Instrumentation Position Opening at Oregon Health & Science University

    Optical Instrumentation Position Opening at Oregon Health & Science University

    Two postdoctoral research fellowship/research associate positions are immediately available in the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers www.COOLLab.net, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University. The fellowship will focus on interdisciplinary project in the field of optical imaging and image processing. Ph.D. in Optics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computing Science or a related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas is preferred: expertise in Optical Coherence Tomography, Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope and Adaptive Optics, optical/electrical system design, prototyping and simulation, data acquisition and system control/synchronization, and C++/GPU programming for real-time processing. Broad experience in optics, signal processing, and image processing are also desirable. Please Contact Dr. Yifan Jian (jian@ohsu.edu) and Dr. David Huang (huangd@ohsu.edu) for details. Applications, including a current CV, and contact details for two referees, should be submitted.

    About C.O.O.L. LAB


    The mission of the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers (COOL) is to conserve, improve and restore vision through advances in laser and optical technology.


    The Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers (COOL) at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University is an interdisciplinary research center that focuses on improving the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases through advances in laser and optical technology. David Huang, MD, PhD, director of the COOL Lab, is a co-inventor of optical coherence tomography (OCT), which has become the most frequently used ophthalmic imaging procedure since 2003. The COOL Lab has pioneered many advances in ophthalmic OCT. In the anterior eye, COOL Lab researchers developed methods to map and measure the cornea, anterior chamber, angle, and lens and continues to lead the field in this area.  This technology is now widely used to diagnose early keratoconus, narrow-angle glaucoma, ocular surface tumors, plan phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK), and calculate intraocular lens power in patients with previous LASIK or other keratorefractive surgery. In the posterior segment, COOL Lab led the multi-center Advanced Imaging for Glaucoma bioengineering partnership, which was responsible for developing ganglion cell complex mapping for glaucoma evaluation, Doppler OCT to measure total retinal blood flow, and the first clinical investigation using OCT angiography. COOL Lab researchers developed a very efficient OCT angiography algorithm called “split-spectrum amplitude decorrelation angiography” (SSADA), which made the first commercial clinical OCT angiography system possible.

    COOL Lab researchers are actively improving OCT angiography and applying it to the evaluation and management of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerations, and ocular tumors.  On the treatment side, the COOL lab is investigating the optimal technique for combining corneal collagen crosslinking and PTK for the treatment of keratoconus and is developing a laser thermal conjunctivoplasty device provides a safe, gentle, and fast healing procedure to treat conjunctivochalasis in an ophthalmologist’s office. The interdisciplinary team is able to perform interdisciplinary research from developing hardware (ultrahigh-speed OCT, laser surgical instrumentation), advancing signal and image processing algorithms, optimizing novel laser surgical techniques, conducting pilot clinical studies, to organizing large multi-site clinical studies. The COOL Lab also supports the Casey Reading Center with advanced OCT and OCT angiography reading software that can be used in a wide variety of clinical studies in retinal and optic nerve diseases.

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