PostDoc / RA for “Ocular imaging & eye growth” study

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Job post: Postdoctoral Fellow (CEVR-R066) / Research Associate(CEVR-R067)  / Research Assistant (CEVR-R068) [Appointment period: contract of 12 months to max 36 months]

Research Study Background: Myopia related ocular growth prediction

Myopia (short-sightedness) is caused by visual-guided ocular growth. The retinal electrophysiology in a myopic child was found to be different from that of a myopic adult. It is likely related to the myopic progression. This suggested that the retinal function in young children might be a potential reference for juvenile myopia development. If a novel tool can be developed to predict the rate of myopia progression in a child as well as to determine when myopic control starts, this will help to decide the customized clinical treatment protocol for individual child.

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.
Required skills and job duty:

The appointees will assist the project leaders in the research project : “Ocular imaging & eye growth” The tasks include project development, study design/protocol, ethics application, experimental setup, data collection, data analysis and preparation of manuscript.

Qualification

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellow posts should have a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in Vision Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Applied Physics, Optics, Chemical Technology, Health Technology, Bioinformatics, 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. Henry Chan (henryhl.chan@polyu.edu.hk) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University or Prof. Kostadinka Bizheva (kbizheva@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.