lundi 9 mai 2011

Research Fellow position to determine how peripheral vision is affected by its optical limitations - University of New South Wales, Australia

David Atchison has a Research Fellow position to determine how peripheral vision is affected by its optical limitations and how these can be reduced. This position is supported by an Australian Research grant to David Atchison and Andrew Lambert from the School of Engineering at the University of New South Wales. The Research Fellow Advertisement (reference number 11191) can be viewed at

Details are as follows:

Position Title: Research Fellow
Reference: 11191
Closes: 29 May 2011
Organisational Area: School of Optometry
Faculty of Health
Campus: Kelvin Grove
Salary Range/Classification: $AUD75 521 to $AUD89 690 pa (Level B)
Plus Superannuation: 17% employer contribution
Status: Fixed-term for 2.5 years
Contact: Professor David Atchison
Tel +61 7 3138 6152 email: d.atchison [ à ]
HR Contact: Emma Campbell
Senior HR Advisor
+61 73138 4167
Open to: Australian and International applicants
When applying for this position we encourage you to upload your response to the selection criteria.
Purpose of Position
The appointee will work with Professor David Atchison on an Australian Research Council position investigating optically imposed limits on peripheral visual performance and the effects of reducing these limitations on visual performance. The appointee is required to have a PhD in Physics, Engineering or Visual Optics.
Organisational Relationships
This position holds membership with QUT’s largest interdisciplinary research institute, the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). The position involves collaboration with the School of Engineering, University of New South Wales. Further information on the Institute can be found on the
Duties include:
Design and build optical systems to measure peripheral optical defects of the eye and visual performance, including the development of an adaptive optics system.
Design, develop and manage the collection, collation and storage of experimental data under the direction of the research supervisor.
Recruit and screen subjects for experiments.
Cooperate with other members of the research team.
Prepare and publish research outcomes in relevant referred international journals and present research at seminars and conferences.
Be accountable for complying with health and safety policies, procedures, hazard reporting and safe work practices.

1. Completion of a PhD in Physics, Engineering or Visual Optics.
2. Experience in the field of optics and imaging analysis.
3. Demonstrated experiences in the conduct of research with published outcomes.
4. Proficiency in computer programming, such as use of Matlab and/or C, combined with demonstrated experience in the use of computer and statistical software.
5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in research teams and the ability to work independently.

1. Experience in conducting vision research experiments.
2. Experience in using CASAO and HASEO software in adaptive optics applications
David A Atchison DSc| Professor, School of Optometry and Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation| Room Q528-G Q Block, Queensland University of Technology|
60 Musk Avenue Kelvin Grove Q 4059 AUSTRALIA| tel: INT + 61 7 3138 6152 fax: INT + 61 7 3138 6030 E-mail: d.atchison [ à ]
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