PostDoc / RA for “Enhancing vision with exercise” study

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Job post: Postdoctoral Fellow (CEVR-R108) / Research Associate(CEVR-R109)  / (CEVR-R110) Research Assistant [Appointment period: contract of 12 months to max 36 months]
Organisation background: Centre for Eye and Vision Research Limited (CEVR) is a research collaboration between The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the University of Waterloo (UW) in Canada. It will be located at the Hong Kong Science Park, New Territories, Hong Kong. It will be the first global hub performing ground-breaking research in five key areas – myopia and eye growth, ocular drug discovery and delivery, vision enhancement, tear film and ocular surface and advanced optometric technology. The mission of CEVR is to generate technologies to prevent vision loss in the aging population and preserve healthy vision.
Research study background:

Exercise is emerging as a promising intervention to prevent neurodegeneration and to enhance neuroplasticity. This project consists of two complementary studies. The first will explore whether exercise can prevent neurodegeneration within the retina in animal models. The second will test whether exercise can enhance learning of visual tasks in humans. The overall aim of the project is to develop new treatments and neurorehabilitation strategies for patients with vision loss.

Required skills and job duty:

The appointees will assist the project leaders in the research project : “Enhancing vision with exercise” The tasks include project development, study design/protocol, ethics applications, experimental setup, data collection, data analysis and preparation of manuscripts. Preference will be given to candidate who has the experience in the following areas:

Retinal degeneration study: experience with animal research, biomedical research experience.

Exercise and learning study: Psychophysics, programming, perceptual learning, exercise science.

Qualification

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellow posts should have a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in Vision Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Biomedicine, Health Technology, Rehabilitation or other related disciplines.

Applicants for the Research Associate posts should have a master’s degree or an equivalent qualification in one of the said disciplines.

Applicants for the Research Assistant posts should have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification in one of the said disciplines.

The appointees shall be working in Hong Kong. Overseas graduate is welcome to apply, the qualification awarding institution should be the top 100 institutions for STEM-related subjects in QS/Shanghai Jiao Tong Uni/Times Higher Education world university rankings. (details here)

Enquiry

Applicants may contact Prof. Chi-ho To (chi-ho.to@polyu.edu.hk) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University or Dr. Kristine Dalton (kndalton@uwaterloo.ca) of the University of Waterloo for enquiry.

Remuneration

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Applicants are invited to send the application form (download here), CV and expected salary to the email career@cevr.hk.