Positions Available

If you are interested in working at the Center for Visual Science, please see the list of open positions below. You must contact the person(s) you are interested in working with directly.

Postdocs & Research Associates

Postdoctoral position available at the Telias lab, University of Rochester

Updated 05/06/2024

The Telias Lab at the Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, is looking to recruit one or more postdoctoral researchers. The lab works with mouse models of vision loss and blindness; and stem cell models for in-vitro disease-oriented biomedical research.

Our lab is interested in unraveling molecular and physiological mechanisms that impair plasticity in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases, with an emphasis on targetable pathways that can lead to therapeutics. To achieve this, we employ a wide range of methods and techniques.

Successful candidates should be skillful in one or many of the following methodologies/research fields:

  • Electrophysiology – including intra/extracellular recordings with single or multiple electrodes in-vitro, in slice, in-vivo. Patch-clamp, multielectrode arrays, electroretinograms and brain recordings (Neuropixels) are preferred.
  • Imaging – with an emphasis on single or multiphoton imaging and image-analysis.
  • Mouse behavior – learning & memory, image-recognition, natural behavior, innate responses, operant-conditioning paradigms.
  • Computer & Data Science – coding in MatLab, C++/C#, Python, R; advanced processing and feature extraction from large datasets (e-phys recordings, transcriptomics, images).
  • Molecular & Cell Biology – cell culture, neuronal differentiation, FACS, WB, qPCR, IHC, Cloning.

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Postdoc position in mechanisms of myopia control at the Marcos Lab, University of Rochester

Updated 04/01/2024

One full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available at the Marcos Lab, in the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester, New York, to study mechanisms of myopia control. The lab has developed advanced instrumentation for visual simulation, manipulation of the optics of the eye, ocular 3D biometry and biomechanics, and advanced ocular microscopy. For examples of the types of projects from our lab, please visit the lab website.

We are looking for candidates with proven record of accomplishments working with challenging visual optics projects who are interested in applying their skillsets to the study of myopia control. Specifically, the successful candidate will work in the context of a National Institutes of Health-National Eye Institute R01 Grant, R01 EY035009 “Interplay between multifocal optics and accommodation: implications for myopia progression”.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Familiarity with development and application of custom-developed ophthalmic instrumentation, preferably adaptive optics systems.
  2. Successful experience working on a highly interdisciplinary environment.
  3. Motivation to unravel the mechanisms of myopia development and improve current methods of control.
  4. A recent PhD in optics, biomedical engineering, vision science or related fields.
  5. Ability to conduct research independently and work in collaboration with optical scientists, psyschophysicists, engineers and clinicians.
  6. Great written and oral communication skills.
  7. Critical thinking and questioning of the status-quo.

Successful candidates will enjoy:

  1. A thriving multidisciplinary environment at the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester, with over 45 Faculty of vision scientists tackling every aspect of vision, over 100 members in-training, a dynamic postdoctoral culture. CVS offers plenty of career development training opportunities and access to unique facilities (imaging, computation and instrumentation modules, through a P30 core grant).
  2. Close collaboration with a clinical environment, with research labs located at the Flaum Eye Institute
  3. Working on a timely research area (myopia), with National Eye Institute funding support.
  4. Interactions with the ophthalmic industry and translational opportunities.
  5. A stimulating and highly productive laboratory environment (Marcos Lab, ARIA Group, The Institute of Optics, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, etc.).
  6. Competitive salary and benefits from the University of Rochester.
  7. A highly collegial atmosphere, and a friendly area to live in (with plenty of cultural events, natural landscapes, family friendly, and fun outdoor activities year round).

To apply, submit by email to Susana Marcos ( ), cc’ing Leslie Jo Smith () including the following items:

  1. A full CV
  2. Contact information for 3 references, indicating the relationship with the applicant
  3. A motivation letter describing briefly you past experiences in your scientific career to date and how this had led to your interest in applying to this postdoctoral opportunity

The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer.