Postdoctoral Fellowship

San Francisco, California
Oct 15, 2019
Nov 14, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute announces the opening of an exciting opportunity to apply for postdoctoral fellowships. We have two open positions: one funded by an NEI Institutional Training Grant, and the other funded by a Smith-Kettlewell fellowship.

We are seeking individuals interested in visual processing in normal and clinical populations, with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: visual development, strabismus and amblyopia, eye movements, visual attention, brain plasticity, low-vision/blindness rehabilitation and assistive technologies, using approaches such as psychophysics, eye tracking, clinical assessment, computational modeling, EEG, fMRI, computer vision and sensor technologies.

Smith-Kettlewell is a uniquely attractive place to receive postdoctoral training in vision research and related fields. Our program offers the flexibility to design an individualized training plan tailored to achieve each fellow’s specific career goals. We train fellows to become independent scientists, with strong support and encouragement for fellows to propose and pursue their own research in close collaboration and mentorship with one or more of our experienced principal investigators. Many of our fellows who have successfully established their own funded research programs have even been invited to become principal investigators at Smith-Kettlewell with fruitful and fulfilling careers.

Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2020. Details of the program and application procedures can be found at To apply, please contact one of the mentors to discuss and develop a research application. If you have further questions, please email Dr. Preeti Verghese at

Mentors attending this year’s SfN Conference include Drs. Steve Heinen, Chuan Hou, Lora Likova and Christopher Tyler. To schedule a time to meet with them please contact them directly at:


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The fellowships require a Ph.D., O.D., or M.D. and are normally awarded for two years. Applications from individuals with disabilities or other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. The NEI Training Grant requires that fellows be US citizens or permanent residents. The Smith-Kettlewell fellowship is open to US Citizens and foreign nationals.

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