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Oregon Health & Science University Post Doctoral Scholar in Portland, Oregon

Work Unit Description

This position involves research in adaptive optics optical coherence tomography and participation in functional imaging research in retinal diseases under the supervision of Yifan Jian, PhD and David Huang, MD, PhD


  • Compensation: Dependent upon experience
Functions/Duties of Position

Contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. Analyzes research data and provides interpretations. Setup experimental and prototype system. Build advanced OCT systems, such as ultrahigh speed system, ultrahigh resolution system with adaptive optics and collect preliminary results for grant application /paper publication. May involve several different projects. Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technique reports, papers and grant applications. Provide direction and guidance to student workers as needed. Operate and maintain sophisticated laboratory/scientific equipment.

Job Requirements

Education: Ph.D. in Optics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field.

Experience: 1-3 years of relevant research experience. Hands on experience with optical imaging systems, optical/electrical system design, prototyping and simulation. Preferred experience in Ophthalmology imaging. Experience with the optical coherence tomography, scanning laser ophthalmoscope and adaptive optics.

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Broad knowledge in optics, signal processing, and image processing. General Zemax software knowledge. Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Requires exceptional organizational skills, strong communication skills with the public as well as with physicians/researchers. Strong follow-through skills and ability to pro-actively identify and solve problems. Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and problem-solving skills are imperative. Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. The ability to work well with team members is essential. Working knowledge with C/C++ programming for instrument control. Parallel computing experience with CUDA. Experienced with data acquisition and system control/synchronization.

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Job Title: Post Doctoral Scholar

Department: Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology

Location: CEI 3104

Drug Testable: No

Job: IRC74768

FTE: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)

Job Type: Postdoctoral Scholar (Student)

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