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Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow - In Vivo Corneal Biomechanics - National University of Singapore [POSITION FILLED]

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Job description: We are looking for a smart, dynamic, and highly motivated individual with a PhD to perform groundbreaking research in biomechanics with applications to ophthalmology. We are currently developing engineering tools for the diagnosis and therapy of ocular disorders (e.g. glaucoma and myopia). For more information regarding our In Vivo Biomechanics Laboratory, please visit http://www.bioeng.nus.edu.sg/ivb.

The successful candidate will use and help develop algorithms to quantify the biomechanics of the cornea in vivo. 3D images of patients’ corneas captured with optical coherence tomography will be provided. We are hoping to use such algorithms in clinic for the diagnosis of corneal disorders and glaucoma. The candidate will be able to interact with clinicians from Moorfields Eye Hospital (biggest eye hospital worldwide located in London UK) and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (top 5 eye institute worldwide).

Qualification: Excellent programming skills are required (Matlab and C/C++). Knowledge of the finite element method (nonlinear analysis) and 3D image tracking techniques (i.e. digital volume correlation or particle image velocimetry) is considered a strong advantage. Hands-on experience in mechanical and/or biomechanical testing is also considered a plus. No prior background in ophthalmology is required. Candidates with PhD degrees in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or other related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

This is a 1 year contract and the estimated starting date is Jan 2013. This post will remain online until the position is filled.
To apply, please email a detailed CV, and two reference letters to:

Dr. Michael JA Girard
In vivo Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Bioengineering
National University of Singapore
Email: mgirard@nus.edu.sg

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