We are seeking a qualified post-doctoral researcher
We are currently seeking a qualified post-doctoral researcher with a background in optometry and physiological optics and an interest in refractive error development. NIH funded projects include evaluation circadian rhythms in children, and the influence of visual cues, such as defocus and wavelength of light, on short-term choroid responses. Other ongoing projects are aimed at understanding how light exposure affects the intrinsically-photosensitive retinal ganglion cell driven pupil response and associations with refractive error. Protocols make use of high resolution imaging, pupillometry, and wearable technology to assess objectively light exposure, sleep, and viewing distance.
Candidates should be highly motivated, productive, detail oriented, and creative scientist with a keen interest in refractive error development and treatment strategies. The candidate must have the ability to think independently and work well in a team, to develop and lead projects, to disseminate findings at meetings, and to write scientific manuscripts and grant proposals.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Vision Science, Physiological Optics, or closely related field, with peer-reviewed publications. A clinical degree (OD, MD, or foreign equivalent) is highly desired. Experience in human subjects experimental design and institutional review board procedures is desired. The candidate must have strong computer skills in Windows based applications and competence in statistical applications.
Applicants should send a cv, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Lostrin@central.uh.edu