Current Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute announces an opening in the postdoctoral fellowship program. We are a non-profit institute completely devoted to research and offer a unique environment for postdoctoral fellows interested in a research career with the option to apply for the Principal Investigator (PI) track.

Smith-Kettlewell is a uniquely attractive place to receive postdoctoral training in vision research, low vision and blindness. Our research areas include: visual development, strabismus and amblyopia, eye movements, visual attention, brain plasticity, mobility, low vision/blindness rehabilitation and accessibility technologies, using approaches such as psychophysics, eye and head tracking, clinical assessment, computational modeling, EEG, fMRI, computer vision, AI, and sensor technologies.

Our fellowship program offers the flexibility to propose and pursue independent research in close collaboration and mentorship with one or more of our experienced principal investigators. During the training period, fellows who are interested in a research career and have achieved necessary milestones can apply to submit grants as mentored or independent investigators at Smith-Kettlewell.

The fellowships require a Ph.D., O.D., or M.D. and are normally awarded for two years, with our most successful fellows often becoming sponsored investigators. Applications from individuals with disabilities or other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. The fellowship is funded by an NEI Training Grant that requires fellows to be US citizens or permanent residents.

Applications will be accepted until June 15,2024. If you have questions, please email Dr. Preeti Verghese or Beatriz St. John at

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