Department of Ophthalmology

Post Doctoral Fellow

    Applications are being accepted for a post-doctoral position in a busy visual function testing service.  The ideal candidate will have had training/experience in clinical visual electrophysiology and psychophysics.  The position requires clinical testing skills and skills in personal interaction with patients and clinicians from within and from outside the University system as well as good organizational and communication skills.  The candidate should have knowledge of relevant ophthalmology with respect, particularly, to hereditary retinal degeneration but also to acquired diseases for which visual function testing is indicated (e.g., retinal toxicity, diabetes, glaucoma, uveitis).  Patients from a broad swath of Southwest Texas are the referral base so that Spanish speaking would be a plus.


    Other desirable skills include: computer skills, statistics and experimental design, hardware software interfacing, broad range of experience with different instrumentation and methods in clinical visual electrophysiology and psychophysics.


    The emphasis is on visual electrodiagnostics, however, there is ample opportunity for research, especially clinical research as well as opportunity for collaboration with a world-class imaging center housed in the same building, as well as biochemistry and vascular physiology in the same department.  There is a large space and instrumentation available for visual function testing of humans by ERG, EOG, VEP, mfERG, dark adaptometry, and color vision test battery.  ERGs and VEPs are recorded monthly in exams under anesthesia in infants and children with portable instrumentation in an operating room.  A smaller space with adequate instrumentation for ERG and VEP testing of rodents or other small animals is available.  Salary would be consistent with current National Research Service Award salary guidelines.


    Interested applicants should submit a short (1 page) statement of their interests and experience in visual function testing, a copy of their CV, and contact information for three references to:


    Joseph M. Harrison, Ph.D.
    Clara R. Brundage Professor of Retinal Degeneration
    Director, Visual Function Testing Service
    Department of Ophthalmology
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 6230
    San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
    Fax: 210.567.8413


    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All Postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.