Full-Time Postdoctoral Fellow in Optical Visual Aids Development | Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass Eye and Ear, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Position Location: 
Boston, MA
Job Description: 

Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass Eye and Ear, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School have an immediate opening for a full-time postdoctoral fellowto work with Drs. Eli Peli (https://pelilab.partners.org) and Jae-Hyun Jung in the Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly-motivated postdoc candidate with strong capabilities in the development of optical visual aids and computational background. This position is supported by NIH grant to develop novel visual aids for patients with visual field loss and to implement a virtual reality system to evaluate patients' performance with the visual aids.


  • Ph.D. in optical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, vision science or related fields
  • Basic optical design skill (e.g., Lighttools, Zemax, or any optical analysis tool)
  • Good programming skill to model and analyze the system (e.g., Matlab, C++, Python, or JAVA)
  • Proven record (prototyping, demonstration, simulation, etc.) of research experience in the field of visual aids development (e.g., head-mounted display, eyewear design, augmented display, etc.)
  • Publication records (peer-reviewed journal or conference proceeding)
  • Enthusiasm, problem-solving, and excellent scientific communication skills

Below items are plus

  • Any 3D rendering tool or CAD skill
  • Experience with virtual reality systems
  • Interest and motivation in helping people with impaired vision
  • Understanding of statistical analysis
  • Experience in human subject studies

The position is initially available for 12 months with possible extension.


Please submit an application with below five components to Dr. Jae-Hyun Jung (jaehyun_jung@meei.harvard.edu). Note please do not attach the ZIP file. If you attach a zip file, your application would not be delivered. Applications will be reviewed as received and considered until the position is filled.

  • Cover letter (including expected date of availability)
  • CV (long version)
  • Research statement (about your current research topic) (1-page in 12pt)
  • Most significant peer-reviewed publication (1 is mandatory, up to 3 if you have)
  • Contacts of references including phone number (2 are mandatory, up to 3 if you have)