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Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships at Smith-KettlewellPosted: January 6, 2014
Company/Institution: Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: Postdoctoral training at

The Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

San Francisco, CA

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. Applications from individuals with disabilities or other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2014. Details of the program and application procedures are to be found at If you have further questions, please email Dr. Preeti Verghese at


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

Bill Good, M.D.
Abnormal visual development in infants and children

Don Fletcher, M.D.
Low-vision rehabilitation, correlation of macular pathology to functional performance, macular perimetry, reading, and adaptive skill training

Steve Heinen, Ph.D.
Motion and attention contributions to smooth eye movement control

Josh Miele, Ph.D.
Accessible information systems, video-description technologies, audio/tactile graphics, auditory displays, and wayfinding technologies for the blind and visually impaired.

Lora Likova, Ph.D.
Brain imaging of learning and brain plasticity in the blind and the sighted, multimodal sensorimotor and memory processing, dynamic binocular vision in TBI and strabismus, rehabilitative training and cross-modal neural reorganization.

Lori Lott, Ph.D.
Visual function and reading in normal aging and early to intermediate age-related macular degeneration.

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.
Stereoscopic vision and 3D displays, binocular coordination of oculomotor dynamics, oculomotor deficits and high-resolution brain imaging in traumatic brain injury

Preeti Verghese, Ph.D.
Psychophysics and EEG source imaging of spatial vision and attention; eye movements in normal vision and in individuals with central visual loss

Laura Walker, Ph.D.
Computational modeling and psychophysics of eye movement behavior in low vision patients

Application Instructions: See job description.