Interested candidates should send their CV and a list of individuals who can provide letters of reference to Dr. James Weiland at email@example.com.
A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the BioElectronic Vision Laboratory (BEVL) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The mission of BEVL is to create and translate technological solutions for visual dysfunction. We investigate the fundamental mechanisms through which implantable and wearable electronic systems interact with the visual system and other sensory modalities, and the long term consequences of such systems on the functional and anatomical organization of the visual system. Based on this understanding, we create and optimize medical devices designed to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired. The main projects in the lab include the bioelectronic retinal prosthesis and wearable smart camera. BEVL is currently funded by the National Eye Institute and the National Science Foundation.
The open position involves investigating the neural response of the retina to electrical stimulation using electrophysiology and calcium imaging.
Candidates must have a PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineer, or related fields and hands-on experience with patch clamp electrophysiology methods. Must be self-motivated, willing to mentor graduate students and undergraduates, and medical students, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.
The ideal applicant will have hands-on experience performing patch-clamp retinal electrophysiology, genotyping, small animal handling, and calcium imaging.
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