[visionlist] Job in Adaptive Optics Retinal Imaging at UC Berkeley and UCSF

Engineer to Develop Systems for Vision Testing and Retinal Imaging At UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco

 

The labs of Dr. Austin Roorda and Dr. Jacque Duncan at UC Berkeley and San Francisco develop and use advanced optical systems for imaging the retina and measuring visual function on a cellular scale. The main technologies include adaptive optics, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, and the implementation of innovative methods to track eye motion with unprecedented accuracy. The systems are used for a wide range of applications, from monitoring the efficacy of treatments to slow eye disease to elucidating the circuits in the retina that underlie human color and spatial vision.

 

We are looking for a capable and innovative engineer who will join our team to help develop and build a new generation of optical systems to achieve our research goals. Eligible candidates must have fundamental skills in designing and building optical imaging devices and must have demonstrated experience with complete systems, including optics, electronics, hardware and software. Specific experience with adaptive optics, Zemax optical design software, ophthalmic imaging and scanning laser imaging systems are desirable, but not required.

 

The specific task of the engineer will be to help design, build and maintain systems for basic science applications at UC Berkeley and for clinical applications at UC San Francisco. This aspect of the project is part of larger multi-center NIH funded project involving a team of scientists and engineers at multiple sites (UC Berkeley, UCSF, University of Alabama, Montana State University). The engineer will be meeting regularly with engineers and scientists at the other sites and so good communication skills are a high priority.

Required Qualifications

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical field (optical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or equivalent).

• Fundamental skills in designing and building optical systems.

• Demonstrated experience with complete systems, including optics, electronics, hardware and software.

• Good communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Specific experience with adaptive optics, Zemax optical design software, ophthalmic imaging and scanning laser imaging systems.

• Working knowledge of engineering principles and methods in order to independently perform professional design work of limited scope and complexity.

• Working knowledge necessary to begin independent application of principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments.

• Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work assignments.

• Effective written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers.

Salary & Benefits

Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, visit http://ucnet. 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, detailed descriptions of your prior work, and the names and contact information for three people who can provide a recommendation. 

Ultimately, you will need to submit your application online as one document at: http://ift.tt/2ooThjr(link to external applicants and search for job number 23095), but you are encouraged to contact me directly with inquiries at aroorda@berkeley.edu. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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