A postdoctoral position is available in the Clinical and Translational Imaging Unit, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, to study the cellular manifestation of retinal diseases and to contribute to our understanding of the photoreceptor-retinal pigment epithelium-choriocapillaris complex in health and disease.
We are looking for a postdoc who has a proven record of accomplishments working with optical coherence tomography instrumentation who is interested in applying their skillset to clinical applications in the NEI Eye Clinic. Familiarity with optics, engineering, image acquisition, image processing, and working with human subjects will be viewed favorably. Postdocs will have the opportunity to pursue an independent project related to imaging the outer retinal bands at the cellular level in comparison to other adaptive optics modalities. Candidates will be expected to assist with design and building of optical instrumentation.
The NEI eye clinic has a unique clinical research environment with a diverse patient population. For more details on Johnny Tam’s lab on Clinical and Translational Imaging, including a list of recent publications, please visit https://nei.nih.gov/intramural/translational-imaging and https://irp.nih.gov/pi/johnny-tam.
Successful candidates should have: (1) Ph.D. in advanced optical microscopy, bioengineering, biophysics, or related discipline, (2) prior experience in optical coherence tomography and working with advanced optical instrumentation, (3) ability to conduct research independently and work collaboratively with other scientists, and (4) less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. The position provides generous scientific resources and stipend support. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
To apply, submit a cover letter, full CV, and names and contact information for three references to Johnny Tam. Please indicate your specific research interests in applying to this position.
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