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How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their CV and a list of individuals who can provide letters of reference to Dr. James Weiland at weiland@umich.edu.

Job Summary

A post-doctoral research fellow position is available at the BioElectronic Vision Laboratory (BEVL) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The mission of BEVL is to create and translate technological solutions for visual dysfunction. We investigate the fundamental mechanisms through which implantable and wearable electronic systems interact with the visual system and other sensory modalities, and the long term consequences of such systems on the functional and anatomical organization of the visual system. Based on this understanding, we create and optimize medical devices designed to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired. The main projects in the lab include the bioelectronic retinal prosthesis and wearable smart camera. BEVL is currently funded by the National Eye Institute and the National Science Foundation.

Responsibilities*

The open position involves conducting human subjects' research to assess how blind humans adapt and learn to use technology when performing tasks typically mediated by vision.

Required Qualifications*

The applicant must have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or related field and experience working with low vision patients. Must be self-motivated, willing to mentor graduate students and undergraduates, and medical students, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have experience with visual psychophysics, excellent communication skills, and experience with measurement of cognitive load.

Work Locations

NCRC, Building 14

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.