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Title: Postdoctoral FellowshipPosted: April 13, 2015
Company/Institution: Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute announces the availability of postdoctoral fellowships. Smith-Kettlewell is a non-profit, independent research institute in San Francisco, California historically dedicated to basic and clinical research in human vision with an emphasis on strabismus and its associated sensory and motor conditions, and on visual rehabilitation. The fellowships are open to any field of visual neuroscience, oculomotor control and low-vision/blindness rehabilitation. Translational or clinically relevant aspects of these topics are particularly sought after. Details of the research interests of individual preceptors are listed below. The fellowships require a doctoral degree and are normally awarded for two years, with our most successful fellows often being invited to continue as sponsored investigators. Applications from individuals with disabilities or other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2015. Details of the program and application procedures can be found at http://www.ski.org/General/Fellowships/General/Apply/html. To apply, please contact one of the preceptors listed below to discuss and develop a research application. If you have further questions, please email Dr. Preeti Verghese at preeti@ski.org. Preceptors and Co-Preceptors at SKERI John Brabyn, Ph.D. Low vision and blindness rehabilitation, sensory impairment, assistive technology. James Coughlan, Ph.D. Computer vision, including Bayesian and graphical modeling, and applications for the blind and visually impaired. Don Fletcher, M.D. Low vision rehabilitation, correlation of macular pathology to functional performance, macular perimetry, reading, and adaptive skill training. Bill Good, M.D. Abnormal visual development in infants and children. Steve Heinen, Ph.D. Motion and attention contributions to smooth eye movement control. Lora Likova, Ph.D. Brain imaging of learning, memory and brain plasticity in the blind and the sighted, neurorehabilitation, cross-modal reorganization, visual deficits in mTBI. Lori Lott, Ph.D. Visual function and reading in normal aging and early to intermediate age-related macular degeneration. Josh Miele, Ph.D. Accessible information systems, audio/tactile graphics, auditory displays, and wayfinding technologies for the blind and visually impaired. Alan Scott, M,D. The potential of local anesthetic bupivacaine as an alternative to surgical treatment of strabismus. Ender Tekin, Ph.D. Applications of multi-modal signal processing and machine learning to develop assistive technologies for persons with vision and/or hearing loss. Christopher Tyler, Ph.D. Psychophysical, oculomotor, EEG and functional MRI studies of stereoscopic vision, long-range interactions, and temporal dynamics of visual processing Preeti Verghese, Ph.D. Psychophysics and EEG source imaging of spatial vision and attention; eye movements in normal vision and in individuals with central field loss. Laura Walker, Ph.D.
 Computational modeling and psychophysics of eye movement behavior in low vision patients. Applied problems in low vision rehabilitation.

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