Mentor: Yuhua Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, 700 South 18th Street, CEFH DB 107, 0009, Birmingham, AL 35233, email: Zhanghua@uab.edu
The ophthalmic optics and imaging lab in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has an immediate opening for two postdoctoral researchers.
Our current research focuses on developing advanced retinal imaging technology that facilitates study of the retinal structure and function in the living mammalian eye at the cellular, subcellular and even the molecular level, with the promise leading to improved understanding and treatment of human retinal diseases.
A major imaging modality that we are developing is adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, which can produce in-vivo retinal images with unprecedented resolution and contrast. It is also an excellent platform for incorporating other imaging modalities such as optical coherence tomography, fluorescence, and retinal functional imaging to achieve multifunctional and multispectral in-vivo 3-D retinal imaging at the cellular level.
The research involves optical, electrical/electronic system design, assembly and testing; particular, system software programming including real-time image acquisition, computer control of cameras and deformable mirrors, etc. In addition to the engineering development, the candidates will get involved in basic science study and patient-oriented research. He/she is also expected to publish papers and give presentations on scientific topics either related to technical progress or clinic disease case study.
The candidates for the postdoc researcher are expected to have a PhD in optical, electrical engineering, vision science or related fields, and experiences with one or more of the following fields including adaptive optics, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy/microscopy, optical coherence tomography, optical, electronic instrumentation. Knowledge of optical system design, construction and image processing is necessary. Candidates with good programming skills in C++/Matlab/labview will be favorably considered.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience. The initial appointment is one year and extendable depending upon performance and available funding. Applications will be reviewed immediately until all the positions are filled.
UAB is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Please send a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae and contact information of three references via email (is preferred) or mail to:
Yuhua Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Ophthalmology
700 South 18th Street, CEFH DB107-0009, Birmingham, AL 35233