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Assistant Project Scientist – Vision Science - School of Optometry

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Position: Assistant Project Scientist – Vision Science - School of Optometry
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary: $56,700.00 - $72,000.00
Start Date: December 1, 2018 (approximate)

The Department of School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Project Scientist (3394) Step I-VI, in the area of Vision Science, at 100 percent time.

The incumbent is responsible for conducting research focused on the statistics of retinal disparity and eye movements in natural scenes. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated research and professional expertise in designing, developing, and conducting human subject experiments. Designing and implementing customized hardware and software solutions for psychophysical testing. Analyzing data from psychophysical and oculomotor experiments (e.g., time-series, statistical analysis). Designing, testing and assessing functional models of the visual system. Additional job duties include literature review, preparation of manuscripts for publication, and supervising graduate students.

Minimum Qualification Required (at time of application):
• Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Vision Science.
• Experience with designing, executing, and analyzing psychophysical experiments on the statistics of retinal disparity and eye movements in natural scenes.
• Demonstrated programming skills in Matlab, C/C++ and Python.

Additional Qualifications:
• Experience with hardware customization (CAD design, ergonomics, 3D printing).

• Experience with data analysi and visualization (Matlab, Python).
• Experience with software tools for computer vision (e.g., OpenCV) and psychophysical experimental design (e.g., Matlab Psychtoolbox).
• Demonstrated record of writing and publishing scientific papers.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 years of research and professional experience in human vision, computer vision, and/or neural modelling.

• Experience with implementation of software tools and GUIs for scientific research.
• Experience with preparation of image datasets for research use.
• Demonstrated capabilities of leadership and independent research.

Salary Range:
$56,700.00 - $72,000.00
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

Application Procedure:
Please visit the following link to apply: Please direct questions to Annette M Lewis at Applications must include in pdf format: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, 5 scientific relevant publications, and contact information for two references.
This position will remain open until filled.

Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. References should be from persons who are familiar with the applicant’s written work and qualifications for the position. All letters will be treated a confidential per University of California policy. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The School of Optometry is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Research - statement of research interests

  • 5 scientific relevant publications

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)