Open date: September 27th, 2021
Last review date: Monday, Oct 11, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine seeks to hire 2 full-time employees as an Assistant Project Scientist to perform research functions in the Eye Pod small animal ocular imaging laboratory.
This position requires creative contributions and collaborative development of an active research program developing in vivo retinal imaging systems to investigate structural and functional changes to retinas of animal models of human eye diseases. The primary research project is to develop and apply advanced instrumentation allowing retinal imaging at very high spatiotemporal resolution. The candidate will apply this novel instrumentation to the study functional and structural changes of the Photoreceptor-Retinal Pigment Epithelium-Choroid Neurovascular unit. The candidate will utilize in vivo OCT (including OCT Angiography), and fluorescence SLO, both AO-enhanced, to investigate functional and structural responses to wavelength, intensity, and location-controlled stimuli, as well as local damage at single cell resolution. The candidate will also develop computer programs for image processing and analysis of all acquired data sets. Candidate is expected to instruct graduate students and other EyePod Laboratory users how to use novel retinal imaging instrumentation and all associated image processing and data analysis software. Publication: The candidate will present research results on conferences and publish research results in peer reviewed journals, books, and other outlets either independently or in collaboration with the PIs or other members of the research team. Grant Acquisition: The candidate will assist in acquiring proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The candidate will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies. The candidate will interact with funding agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed. The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups. When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings, or educational functions. The candidate will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies. The candidate will engage in university service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position. UC Davis is a campus of 31,000 students and was recently ranked among the top 10 public Universities in the nation. The campus has exceptional strength in the biological sciences and was recently ranked 16th in the nation for extramural research funding. The campus is situated in a university town and is renowned for its highly collaborative environment. The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
PhD in the fields related to biomedical engineering or optical science / engineering. Three or more years of research experience in the research area of ocular imaging of structures and functions of the eye using optical imaging methods. Extensive experience in development and application of novel multimodal ocular imaging instrumentation for clinical or experimental animals. Extensive experience with image processing and analysis for multimodal sequential data sets acquired with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), OCT Angiography, and Fluorescence Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (SLO) systems. Experience with ocular wavefront sensing and application of Adaptive Optics (AO) components and systems for retinal imaging is not required, but considered a plus. Excellent knowledge of the eye and retina anatomy and function, and prior experience with animal handling is required. Extensive experience with hardware software integration and be proficient in programming in Matlab and LabVIEW (or similar programing languages). Excellent publication record and communication skills.
Ability to design and build multimodal AO-SLO-OCT /OCTA animal retinal imaging instruments. Ability to develop LabVIEW based code for the control of multimodal AO-SLO-OCT /OCTA animal retinal imaging instrument. Ability to develop algorithms for quantitative image analysis of sequential data sets using Matlab or similar programing language.
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