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The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position will develop and use optoelectronic imaging instrumentation for ophthalmic applications and perform imaging studies involving human subjects, animal models, and/or human tissue specimen. The Postdoctoral Associate will work closely with research personnel and physicians and will have opportunities to interface with industry partners.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
  • Innovating and developing novel optoelectronic imaging systems, including both hardware and software, for applications in ophthalmology including diagnostics, image guided surgery, and ocular biometry.
  • Designing and developing novel imaging-based systems to extract spatially resolved information of the ocular structures (e.g.; systems based on spectral-domain and swept-source Optical Coherence Tomography imaging).
  • Designing and developing optical systems to measure the optical aberrations of the eye (e.g.; systems based on Laser Ray-Tracing and Shack-Hartman wavefront sensing).
  • Developing system software and algorithms, hardware control, and data acquisition software, user interfaces, and software for data storage and communication.
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation and drafting research reports to the Principal Investigators.
  • Purchasing laboratory and clinical equipment and items.
  • Attending laboratory meetings and participating, as necessary, in clinical meetings within the Department of Ophthalmology.
  • Continuing to develop professionally (e.g.; attending conferences, publishing research results, keeping up-to-date on latest advances in the field).
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety standards in all aspects of work.


The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D or other doctoral-level degree in electrical, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field of study. Good communication skills, both verbal and written, with proficiency in the English language. Prefer familiarity with optics, electronics, image acquisition, and image processing. Strong technical and problem-solving skills with the ability to successfully work independently as well as on a team. Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information-https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/employment-laws-eo/index.html

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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Job No: 65673019
Posted: 11/6/2018
Application Due: 1/5/2019
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