Research Fellow

Aston University - Life & Health Sciences

Contract Type: Fixed Term (18 months)

Basis: Full Time

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 27 August 2017

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applications are invited for a full-time Post-Doctoral Researcher to work within the School of Life and Health Sciences under Professor James Wolffsohn in a collaboration with our industry partner. The successful candidate will work on an Innovate UK-funded project to develop and evaluate vision enhancement solutions for low vision patients.

The project is a collaboration between Aston University and the small-to-medium enterprise company Give Vision, with weekly clinical support from Moorfield’s eye hospital. The project seeks to develop the next generation of vision enhancement powered by on-the-fly image manipulation. The current prototype can be found at The successful candidate will work as part of a small team which allows for engagement in all development activities, with an emphasis on image enhancements. The project allows for flexibility in the applicant choosing a focus based on their expertise. You will notice the broad background detailed in ‘desired’ and we do not expect an applicant to tick each individual box; if you are enthusiastic, dedicated and think you would be a good fit, get in touch and we will consider you.

Applicants for this post will have a PhD in biomedical engineering, vision science, computer science or other field relevant to the project.

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact Professor James Wolffsohn,

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.  If you do not have access to the internet telephone 0121-204-4500 and leave your name and address quoting Reference number R170334.

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