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Computer Engineer

University of Rochester
Loehmanns Plaza, NY
Closing date
May 29, 2023

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Center for Visual Science

Electrical and computer engineer for applications in retinal imaging and vision science

The Center for Visual Science isseekingan engineertodevelopadvanceddata acquisition andimage

processing systemsforapplications invisionresearch.An ideal candidate wouldhave experiencein

instrument control, user interfaces, programming hardware,image acquisitionandreal-timeprocessing.

Thesuccessful applicant willjoina collaborative team of visionscientistsand engineersthatdesign and deploy

imaging systems to study visionandthe eyeincluding: retinal imaging, eye tracking, ocular imaging and

microscopy of living systems.This work is directed both at advancing our understanding of the visual system

and the development of novel therapies.The Center for Visual Science is leader inadaptive optics scanning

laser ophthalmoscopy(AOSLOs) for highresolution retinal imaginganddevelopingthese instruments will be

one focusareafor this role.Background in vision science isnot a requirement.The successful candidate will

have considerable independence, and should bea team playercomfortable working in a vigorous, fast-paced

and exciting research environment.

Preferred(but not essential)Qualifications:

-Experience programming hardware device drivers based on 64-bit Microsoft Windows and optimization

of hardware interrupts.

-Experience with nVidia GPU parallel programming with native CUDA C language for real-time data

processing and system control.

-Experience with frame grabbers and video/digital data acquisition boards such as Arduino, LabView,

National Instruments, Texas Instruments, Matrox. AMD, Xilinx etc.

-FPGA programming experience with VHDL or Verilog languages (for example mechanism of PCIe

state machine, machine-level access & control of video chips and other chips such as DAC, ADC,

SRAM, and DRAM with bus protocols such as SPI and I2C, ultra-fast FPGA clock management,

management and optimization of FPGA resources such as flip flops, arithmetic logics, LUTs, and block


-Interest and enthusiasm for engineering to advance research in neuroscience and medicine.

The start date is flexible-March 1stor a soon as possible thereafterpreferred.Interested applicantsare

welcome to contactJesse Schallek ( discuss the opportunity informally, or to

applypleasesenda CV, cover letter and a list of three referees (within the cover letter itself)to Debbie

Shannon (


Center for Visual Science:

Advanced Retinal Imaging Alliance (ARIA):

University of Rochester:


Jesse Schallek:( to discuss the opportunity informally

Debbie Shannon ( to apply.

Please send a CV, cover letter and a listof three referees

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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