Positions at ARIA

Added 10/21/2021

Lab Technician III, Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester

The ARIA group in the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester is looking for a Lab Tech III to work in the Merigan laboratory, dividing their time between psychophysical training and testing of non-human primates and data analysis, etc.

Psychophysics tasks include: Technician will work on a scientific project involving quantitative analysis of behavioral data. It will be necessary to train with the Tech Associate currently involved in this project. Will need to use personal protective gear and the physical ability to move a non-human primate (less than 25 lbs) into a Plexiglas testing chair and transport them to the laboratory where the experiments take place, using a calm and relaxed demeanor. Perform behavioral training of animals in psychophysical tasks seeking assistance from Technician when necessary. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general care and maintenance of laboratory animals, data collection, record keeping, taking stock of inventory and arrange orders as necessary, maintain equipment and lab cleanliness, high attention to detail and organization. Will work with a computer programmer to report program issues that need resolving and will assist in troubleshooting program issues. Communicate regularly with lab members and provide status updates.

Data analysis tasks include: Assisting PI and post-docs as necessary on data analysis or processing. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, accessing data stores and locating relevant data, organizing data as requested, attend meetings regarding various projects. Must be familiar with common computer skills such as using Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. Must feel comfortable reaching out to others to request assistance when necessary and have the ability to problem solve.

Qualifications: BS in Brain and Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Psychology or similar field, with Matlab preferred. Willing to be trained to work with non-human primates.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including names of three references to:
Michele Schultz
Center for Visual Science
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0270

The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer.

Updated 10/05/2021

Postdoctoral position in retinal blood flow imaging

A postdoc position is available in the Jesse Schallek Lab at the University of Rochester. The research position will deploy advances in adaptive optics to study capillary blood flow and hemodynamic regulation in the living retina. By imaging single blood cells in the living eye, our research seeks to better understand the impact of diabetes on the smallest vessels of the retina. Research will be conducted in human subjects with additional opportunities to explore animal models of disease. Work will be conducted in collaboration with the Advanced Retinal Imaging Alliance of the University of Rochester. This group includes the collaborative research efforts of David Williams, Bill Merigan, Jennifer Hunter, and Jesse Schallek. The postdoctoral trainee will benefit from interacting with this highly collaborative group toward novel ophthalmic imaging design and study of retinal function.

Applicants with exemplary background in retinal imaging or study of blood flow control in living tissues are strongly encouraged to apply. Outstanding applicants will have training in one or more of the following fields: retinal imaging technology (including OCT and adaptive optics), study of diabetic retinopathy, study of microvascular disease (in other tissues).

Applicants should have a PhD, MD or equivalent training. Senior graduate students nearing completion of their degree are strongly encouraged to apply. Opening is available immediately and position will remain open until qualified individual is identified. Appointment is for 1 year and may be extended up to 3 years depending on progress and review.

Interested applicants should send CV and names/contact information of three references to dshannon@ur.rochester.edu. Please include a cover letter detailing your current research activities, expertise and the reasons for your interest in the position.

More information about research projects in the lab can be found at: http://aria.cvs.rochester.edu/our_work/blood_flow.html