The Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for a position on image registration for soft tissue biomechanics. We are looking for candidates with experience using image registration to measure deformations and mechanical properties of soft tissues.

The project goal is to develop methods for preventing vision loss in biomechanics-related diseases and to identify the optimal patient-specific course of treatment. Specific duties will involve registration and segmentation of images acquired under various loading conditions. This will apply to images from optical coherence tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and standard and nonlinear microscopy. Although some cross-modality registration will be needed, the main focus will be within-modality registration.

The candidates must be able to demonstrate experience doing image registration of soft tissues, preferably, but not necessarily, with ITK. A strong track record with peer-reviewed publications is necessary. No experience in ophthalmology is necessary, although experience registering images from optical coherence tomography will be highly valued.

The incumbent will work within a collaborative team of students, engineers, clinicians and basic scientists, with high productivity and a strong record of funding from national and international sources. There will be opportunity for the incumbent to develop his/her own scientific ideas in the rich environment of the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Interested applicants should submit i) a detailed CV and ii) two representative publications to jobs@ocularbiomechanics.com. If available, also submit a brief summary of research experience, interests and goals (1 page max). More details about the Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics at www.OcularBiomechanics.com.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ian Sigal
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh