Postdoc Position for Biomedical Engineer / Vision Scientist in the UC Davis EyePod - Small Animal Ocular Imaging Laboratory at University of California, Davis
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate position in the UC Davis EyePod Small Animal Ocular Imaging Laboratory affiliated with Center for Vision Science (http://cvs.ucdavis.edu) at the UC Davis Main Campus. The goal of our research is to develop and translate the next generation in vivo cellular resolution multimodal retinal imaging instruments and data analysis tools from basic science to clinics and to apply them to in vivo study of disease mechanisms and therapeutic interventions. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in some combination of retinal/microscopic imaging modalities, including OCT, SLO, multispectral imaging, fluorescence microscopy, Adaptive Optics (AO), etc. Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. C++, LabView, Matlab or Python) for maintaining and development of image acquisition and processing software and/or ability to assemble custom optical instruments is essential. Prior experience with animal handling is not required but successful candidate is expected to learn how to handle mice.
The position is fully funded for four years, renewable on a yearly basis given adequate progress. Preference will be given to a relatively recent Ph.D. who wishes to collaborate on existing projects while pursuing a path toward an independent career. The laboratory collaborates closely with UC Davis Eye Center Vision Science and Advanced Retinal Imaging (VSRI). UC Davis has a large, active community of ~45 NIH-funded vision scientists with interests ranging from molecular to clinical issues.
Davis is a friendly, safe college town close to the cultural attractions of San Francisco and the recreational attractions of the Napa Valley, Sierra-Nevada Range and Pacific coast beaches.
A Ph.D. or comparable advanced degree in any area is required. US citizenship is not required. We value intellectual, ethnic and geographic diversity. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The starting date can be negotiated, but preference will be given to the candidates based on their availability. Salary is based on experience and follows University of California guidelines.
An application requires a CV, reprints/preprints of relevant publications and the names of 3 references. Inquires by e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) are welcome before formal application.
Robert J. Zawadzki