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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

This position will create and integrate computer vision algorithms and other software programs to be run on a wearable low vision system that provides guidance and object recognition for patient users with low vision and blindness.  Work with graduate student, undergraduate students, faculty and staff.


Write original code, adapt open-source code, and integrate code from co-workers on this project.  Meet with clinicians, low-vision specialists, patients, and other engineers to define requirements for the system.  Maintain documentation of the software code and implement a version-controlled system as well as test and validate the code generated by others.  Participate in human subjects testing of the system to understand how the system is utilized.

Required Qualifications*

A successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field plus 10 years’ experience with programming in C++.  Published studies involving computer vision applied to low vision assistance and/or robotic navigation.  Experience with software documentation, supervising students as well as demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills. 

Desired Qualifications*

Experience working with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android and IPhone apps, deep neural networks and artificial intelligence. 

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.