Fellowship Openings

Collage of images with postdoctoral fellows engaged in experiments, a group shot of the fellows and an image of the SKERI building

The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute announces the opening of an exciting opportunity to apply for postdoctoral fellowships. We have two open positions: one funded by an NIH training grant and the other funded by Smith-Kettlewell funds.

We are seekindg individuals interested in vision and vision loss in humans, 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 aceessibility 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 February 7, 2022. Details of the program can be found here. Details about the application process can be found here. 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.