About This Position
The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine's Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate will perform research into spectral domain and swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (SD-OCTA and SS-OCTA). This will help to investigate the diagnosis, treatment, and disease progression of patients with macular degenerations and retinal diseases with the ultimate goal of developing clinical trial endpoints to be used to test novel therapies. Specifically, the Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate in the investigation of the use of SD-OCTA & SS-OCTA in the diagnosis and treatment of macular and retinal diseases. The study emphasizes age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and the understanding of the mechanisms of disease progression.
The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
- application of novel OCT algorithms towards understanding the natural history of dry AMD;
- evaluation of novel treatment strategies for dry AMD;
- establishing and organizing clinical databases and assisting in the early clinical trials using new treatment modalities;
- will be responsible for reading and quantifying images obtained from (patient) clinical trials.
- will assist with additional studies using OCT and
- be responsible for developing new algorithms and testing these algorithms on macular diseases.
The Postdoctoral Associate will be a collaborator in the expansion of techniques used to bring BPEI in becoming a leader in imaging research for clinical trials incorporating SD-OCT.
Ph.D. and/or M.D. Must have excellent English communication skills, verbal and written. Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail. Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines. Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion. Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary. Commitment to the University's core values. Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment. Excellent interpersonal skills.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.