Post-Doc Position for biomedical engineer / vision scientist in the UC Davis EyePod - Small Animal Retinal Imaging Laboratory at University of California, Davis
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate position in the UC Davis EyePod Small Animal Imaging Laboratory in the Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy 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 and to apply them to disease mechanisms and therapeutic interventions that can be investigated in the eye. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in some combination of retinal/microscopic imaging modalities, including but not limited to adaptive optics (AO), OCT, SLO, multispectral imaging, fluorescence, etc. Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. C++, LabView or Python) for maintaining and development of image acquisition and processing software and/or ability to assemble complex configurations of optical elements is essential. Prior experience with animal handling is not required but successful candidate is expected to be motivated to learn how to handle mice.
The position is funded for one year, 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 has close affiliations with the Center for Visual Science (http://cvs.ucdavis.edu). 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 should be before June of 2016. Salary is based on experience and follows University of California guidelines.
An application requires a CV, reprints/preprints and the names of 3 references. Inquires by e-mail (email@example.com) are welcome before formal application.
Robert J. Zawadzki