Fellowship Openings

The call for 2021 applications is now closed.

The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute announces the opening of an exciting opportunity to apply for postdoctoral fellowships. We have at least two open positions:  two funded by Smith-Kettlewell fellowship funds, and potentially another two funded by an NEI training grant.

We are seeking individuals interested in visual processing in normal and clinical populations, with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: 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 and sensor technologies.

Smith-Kettlewell is a uniquely attractive place to receive postdoctoral training in vision research and related fields. Our program offers the flexibility to design an individualized training plan tailored to achieve each fellow’s specific career goals. We train fellows to become independent scientists, with strong support and encouragement for fellows to propose and pursue their own research in close collaboration and mentorship with one or more of our experienced principal investigators. Many of our fellows have successfully established their own funded research programs with fruitful and fulfilling careers.

The fellowships require a Ph.D. or M.D. and are normally awarded for two years, with our most successful fellows often being invited to continue as sponsored investigators. Applications from individuals with disabilities or other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. The Smith-Kettlewell fellowships are open to US Citizens and foreign nationals. The NEI Training Grant requires that fellows be US citizens or permanent residents.

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2021. Details of the program and application procedures can be found at http://www.ski.org/what-does-fellowship-smith-kettlewell-offer. To apply, please contact one of the mentors to begin the application process. If you have further questions, please email Dr. Preeti Verghese or Beatriz St. John at fellowships@ski.org.