Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary RESEARCH FELLOW in Boston, Massachusetts

Description Interested in joining a large active research group with outstanding facilities, in a great location, that is doing state-of-the-art work that matters?

Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass Eye and Ear, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with Prof. Eli Peli and colleagues in the Harvard Medical School’s Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated person with above-average computer programming skills (in particular, real-time GPU processing) who would enjoy the challenge of working with virtual reality systems (Oculus Rift head-mounted display) and Lytro Illum light-field camera in studies developing and evaluating the benefits of state of the art electro-optical imaging system for visual prostheses on object recognition and visual search. Major responsibilities will be: developing real-time image rendering software with head tracking feature for Oculus Rift and image processing software (edge filtering and compression) for captured light-field images from Lytro Illum and Raytrix light-field camera. Developed software will be tested by simulating the vision with retinal implant as well as with blind subjects using existing visual prostheses. The position provides an opportunity to learn vision science and cognitive science and their application to vision rehabilitation for blind people.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter that includes salary requirements and contact information for at least 2 referees in PDF format online:, requisition #

Applications should be submitted by April 1, 2016.

The Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and E-Verify Employer.

Requirements PhD in an area related to computer science or electrical engineering is required. Good problem solving skills, the ability to work independently and with a multidisciplinary team on multiple tasks are essential. A strong background in computer programming (real-time image processing and CUDA GPU coding) is mandatory and an interest in vision science would be advantageous.

Requisition Number: 16-0071

Post Date: 3/3/2016


Shift: Day

City: Boston

State: MA