[visionlist] Optical Scientist Position at Johnson & Johnson Vision (JnJ) in Groningen, The Netherlands

Optical Scientist Position at Johnson & Johnson Vision (JnJ) in Groningen, The Netherlands

Specifications – (Explanation)

Location- Groningen

Function Type- Research, Development, Innovation, Technical, Laboratory positions

Science Areas- Natural Sciences, Engineering, Health

Time- 40.0 hours, every week

Education- Doctorate

Work description:

Did you complete a MSc / PhD in Optics, Vision Science or Physics, are you interested in bringing science-based innovations to the market to truly help the patients we serve, and if you are looking for a challenge in an international, fast-growing and dynamic environment then you are the candidate we are looking for!

Main responsibilities:

The Optical Scientist is a key addition to the intraocular lens research and development team. One of the main challenges in this role will be to apply your knowledge of visual optics to design and/or to optimize IOL design and assess specific patient groups. Key tasks and responsibilities include:

Participate in the development of new concepts for unique medical devices from ideation to market phase

Support and participate in design and development of new intraocular lenses and new optical metrology for testing intraocular lenses.

Develop test methods and validation systems to characterize new and existing intraocular lenses.

Support requirements development, documentation of design, writing, and execution of protocols and reports.

Stay current with the status of competitive products, with cutting-edge medical device industry and with technology trends to ensure innovative product design. Investigate and evaluate existing technologies.

You will contribute to multi-disciplinary and international research teams and will be responsible for conducting independent research tasks with research institutes.

demand BSc / MSc / PhD in optics, physics or vision science.

Relevant experience in academia and/or industry.

Proficient in optical design principles, using Zemax, OSLO or other design tools to design and simulate optical systems.

Demonstrated research experience and interest in technology development.

Strong problem-solving skills as well as demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

Self-motivated, creative, flexible, positive attitude individual with the initiative and drive for timely completion of goals.

A true team player, the ability to work in a team environment.

Employment conditions:

We are in the business of advancement, both in health solutions and in the lives and careers of our employees. Our work across the world and in many areas of healthcare provides a rich environment for our employees explore career paths, interests and opportunities. We encourage and promote this growth through training, mentoring, tuition reimbursement, development programs and more. We strive to provide careers full of challenging and rewarding work, as well as personal and professional growth.

Contract type: Permanent


Johnson & Johnson Vision (JnJ) 


Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical BV, is committed to transform vision in the world. We aim to raise awareness of the importance of sight and eye care and to provide the best choices in vision correction in the world. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has been a forerunner in the development of contact lenses since the 1980s. It brought the first disposable contact lens onto the market, which in the last 25 years revolutionized vision correction and the life of the lens wearer. Our products are developed, designed, prepared for manufacturing and taken into manufacturing all in one location. The organization is divided into 5 core teams which generally work on a project basis and according to strong quality guidelines and in an international environment. Thanks to strong product innovations (such as Tecnis Toric, Tecnis Symfony) and an increased number of projects, the organization is enjoying healthy growth.

Applications may be submitted to msun27@its.jnj.com


[visionlist] International Colour Vision Society Summer School, 30th July 2018 – 3rd August 2018, Pembroke College, Oxford

Colour Vision Society Summer School, 30th July 2018 – 3rd August 2018, Pembroke College, Oxford


We invite
applications for the ICVS Summer School 2018 at Pembroke College, Oxford, UK,
30th July 2018 – 3rd August. The school will accept selected students and young
researchers with basic knowledge of colour vision. It will focus on colour
vision and its applications. The school will include courses, lectures,
experiments, laboratory visits, and hands-on workshops, providing opportunities
for formal and informal interaction with world-known researchers. Students will
also have the opportunity to discuss their research work in poster format.

Expressions of
interest should be sent to Sérgio Nascimento (smcn@fisica.uminho.pt) until March 1st. Documents
should include a 1-page CV and a letter of motivation. If a grant is essential
for participation this should be justified in the letter of motivation.  

fee is £600 (which includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch). A
limited number of grants will be awarded.


speakers are:

Stockman (Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London)

Hurlbert (Institute of Neuroscience, University of Newcastle upon Tyne)

Lee (Optometry, State University of New York)

Brainard (Psychology, University of Pennsylvania)

Foster (Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester)

Smithson (Psychology, University of Oxford)

Komatsu (Brain Science Institute, Tamagawa University)

Bosten (Psychology, University of Sussex)

Werner (Davis Medical Center, University of California)

João Linhares (Physics,
University of Minho)

John Mollon
(Psychology, University of Cambridge)

Karl Gegenfurtner
(Psychology, Giessen University)

Neil Parry (Vision
Science Centre, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital)

Zaidi, (Center for Vision Research, State University of New York)

Nascimento (Physics, University of Minho)

Shevell (Psychology and Ophthalmology, University of Chicago)




International Colour Vision Society (www.icvs.info)

Committee: Sérgio Nascimento (http://ift.tt/2ARgwOi),

Smithson (http://ift.tt/2yE0Yra), Neil Parry (http://ift.tt/2ARgy8S)

[visionlist] CFP – ICISP2018_LNCS

Please join us for the next edition of « International Conference on Image and Signal Processing ICISP2018 »

(Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP)


*                          International Conference on Image and Signal Processing (ICISP)                 


*                                                            July 2-4, 2018                                                                               

*                                                         Cherbourg, France                                                                          

*                                                       http://icisp-conf.org                                                                    


Following the successful previous editions of ICISP, the Université de Caen Normandie will organize the next ICISP event in Cherbourg, Normandy, France. ICISP aims to provide researchers and practitioners from academia and industry with

a forum on the last developments in image and signal processing, multimedia and computer vision. The conference will also provide a unique opportunity for sharing experiences from different backgrounds with the common interest in 

advanced in the above-mentioned fields. The scientific program of ICISP 2018 will include presentation of invited plenary talks, special sessions as well as posters and regular sessions with contributed research papers.


The conference is endorsed by IAPR and EURASIP international societies.

Important dates: 

Submission of full-papers         February 11, 2018

Notification of acceptance         March 17, 2018

Camera-ready papers                 April 6, 2018

Invited Speakers:

This edition will feature very prestigious and renowned invited speakers 

– Stanley OSHER, University of California Los Angeles, USA,

– Jean PONCE, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France,


– Joachim WEICKERT, Saarland University, Germany


Paper submission:

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of not more than eight (8) pages including results, figures and references. Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission at Eeasychair Platform (http://ift.tt/2Av9xt0)

The conference proceedings with final versions of the accepted papers will be published by Springer in their series Lecture Notes in Computer Science are listed in the ISI proceedings index. 

Scope and Topics

The International Conference on Image and Signal Processing (ICISP) aims to provide researchers and practitioners from academia and industry with a forum to report on the latest developments in image and signal processing, multimedia, mathematical imaging and vision and computer graphics. ICISP 2018, the 8th in the series that has been held since 2001, will bring together leading engineers and scientists in image, signal and video processing from around the world. Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Image and video processing and analysis: image filtering, restoration and enhancement, image segmentation, video segmentation and tracking, morphological processing, feature processing, extraction and analysis, interpolation and super-resolution, Saliency computing, Super-pixel based processing, Image and Video Coding and Compression, Multimodal and Multi-sensor Models 

• Signal Processing: spectral analysis, time-frequency and time-scale representation, statistical signal processing, filtering, detection and estimation, nonlinear signal, radar, antennas, telecommunications systems, acoustics. 

• Computer vision: Algorithms, Feature extraction and pattern recognition, ML and Deep learning in vision, CBIR, Object and Face Recognition, Object detection and Localization, 3D Object Extraction, Tracking and Visual Navigation, etc. 

• Mathematical Imaging and Vision: filters theory, imaging algebra, mathematical morphology, probabilistic, statistical, optimization, approximation theory, models in imaging science. 

• Applications: Biometric and Biomedical imaging, Security and Video-surveillance, Quality control and inspection, archeology, remote sensing, other applications. 

Special Sessions

• Special sessions and workshops: • Digital cultural heritage, Graph signal processing, Medical and biomedical imaging 

Some other special sessions will be organized within ICISP2018 (please consult the website for updates)



Further to the successful collaboration between ICISP and the International Symposium on Multispectral Colour Science will be organized once again as part of ICISP 2018.

Special Issue:

A special issue on the best papers of the conferences will be published in an international journal (please consult the website for updates).

[visionlist] AVA meeting MONDAY dec 18

Dear colleagues,

Just a reminder that the AVA meeting held this Monday will be at the
WHITECHAPEL Queen Mary campus. From Whitechapel station it is a 5 minute walk to the Garrod building. Registration opens at 10, with the first talk session starting at 11.

We look forward to seeing you monday!



Isabelle Mareschal, 
Deputy Head of Department,
Senior Lecturer in Experimental Psychology,
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 
Queen Mary University of London
02078826505 / 6531(lab)

[visionlist] Open rank AR/VR faculty position (Univ. of Rochester)

Open Rank Faculty Position in Neuroscience

Artificial and Virtual Reality Focus

University of Rochester

The Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience,
Department of Neuroscience and Center for Visual Science at the University of
Rochester invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. As part of a university-wide
expansion in both Neuroscience and artificial/virtual reality, we seek
outstanding applicants who work in immersive sensory and/or multisensory
environments to address fundamental issues in sensory, cognitive and/or motor
function. Candidates working in both human and animal model systems are
encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, diverse
community with interests spanning cellular, systems, and cognitive
Neuroscience, and will contribute to teaching and mentoring at the graduate

To apply, please provide a cover
letter, CV, statement of research interests, PDFs of two or three recent
publications, and (for Assistant and Associate Professor candidates) contact
information for three references. For more senior candidates, reference
information may be provided at a later date.

Applications may be submitted to neurosci_dept@URMC.Rochester.edu  

Questions may be addressed to
search co-chairs Duje Tadin (dtadin@ur.rochester.edu) and Edmund Lalor (edmund_lalor@urmc.rochester.edu).

Review of applications will begin
February 1, 2018.

For more information, please visit:




The University of Rochester, an
Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively
encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher

EOE / Minorities / Females /
Protected Veterans / Disabled

[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in face perception and motion perception in Singapore

Postdoctoral fellowship openings are available in the lab of Dr. Charles Or (http://ift.tt/2o1KJUJ) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore to perform original research in the areas of face perception, visual motion perception, and form perception. Our work focuses on understanding (1) the human brain’s rapid and holistic nature of face detection, categorization, and recognition, and (2) the neural interaction of visual motion and form information in pattern and object recognition. We use a combination of approaches including psychophysics, eye tracking, EEG, and computational modelling.

The lab is housed in the Psychology Division of the School of Social Sciences, with a rapidly expanding group of researchers interested in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. We are also part of the multidisciplinary Cognition and Neuroscience research cluster and Neuroscience, society, and governance research cluster. We have access to state-of-the-art facilities for psychophysics, eye tracking, EEG, MEG, fMRI, fNIRS, TMS, and tDCS.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in cognitive science, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or related fields. The degree must be obtained after 1st January, 2015 and conferred latest by July 2018. The ideal candidate should be driven by scientific curiosity and self-motivated, with awareness of relevant literature, an excellent command in written and spoken English, and a strong background in statistical data analysis (e.g., SPSS, R). Aptitudes and interests in mathematics and computer programming (e.g. MATLAB, Python) are preferred.

NTU is a young and research-intensive university ranking consistently amongst the top 10 in Asia and the 1st amongst young universities under 50. It has been ranked consistently and progressively under the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education since 2013, leaping its ranking into 52nd in 2017/2018. Singapore is a fascinating, dynamic multi-cultural city in Southeast Asia with a large expat community, and a great hub for exploring neighbouring travel destinations.

Funding is available through application to NTU’s Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Salary is competitive and includes extra benefits such as conference travel grants and relocation allowance. The postdoctoral fellowships are for one year, renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants must state the research theme for which they are applying on the application form and demonstrate in their research plan how their expertise crosses different disciplines and relates to the theme they are applying for. Successful candidates are expected to be co-supervised by a second professor to keep within the aim of the interdisciplinary nature. Completed application forms and TWO reference letters should reach the College by December 31, 2017.

Details are available at:

Owing to the tight deadline, interested candidates are invited to contact Charles Or (charlesor@ntu.edu.sg) as soon as possible, with curriculum vitae and a brief research statement provided.

Charles C.-F. Or, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Psychology
School of Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332

Re: [visionlist] Postdoctoral Position at UAB Ophthalmology

for multiple postings**

The laboratory of MiYoung Kwon (http://ift.tt/2Aj2aBY) in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in an NIH-funded project.

This project aims to investigate how glaucomatous damage impacts central & peripheral vision and to apply this knowledge to guide the development of effective rehabilitative strategies for enhancing everyday visual function in glaucoma. The research will involve psychophysical, eye tracking, retinal imaging techniques (e.g., OCT), and computational investigations in individuals with glaucoma and normal vision. There are also opportunities to learn fMRI and EEG.

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D., preferably with a specialization in vision research; proficiency in computer programming (MATLAB/PsychToolBox and/or Python) and computational/statistical analysis; experience with human visual psychophysics and eye tracking. Experience with retinal imaging techniques or a background in clinical vision would be considered a plus.

The position is available immediately. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of further extensions. Pay will follow the NIH payscale.

For more information, contact MiYoung Kwon at kwon@uab.edu. Interested applicants should send (in a single PDF file) their CV, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 references. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled.

The lab is conveniently located in the UAB Callahan Eye hospital clinic, which provides easy access to a variety of patient populations and theoretical/clinical expertise from ophthalmologists, optometrists, vision scientists, and optical imaging/biomedical engineers.