Lab Assistant

The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute is seeking a motivated and organized lab assistant to work in the lab of Senior Scientist, Dr. Preeti Verghese, on projects that examine how vision loss affects tasks of daily living, especially in the elderly.  This temporary position is for 6 months, 24 hours per week.    

The candidate for this position should have a strong background in programming and Arduino-based (or similar) hardware control along with the desired skillsets set forth below. 

Job Duties – In addition to related activities as required, the primary responsibilities of this position include:

·       Developing and debugging software to display visual stimuli and acquire/analyze eye and head movement data

·       Programming a head-mounted VR display using Unity 3D

·       Analyzing eye and head movement data using signal processing and numerical analysis

Qualifications – The qualified candidate must have strong skills in the following areas:

·       Excellent written and verbal communication

·       Creative problem-solving

·       Attention to detail

·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·       Reliability and dependability

Desired Skills – The ideal candidate will also possess background in the following areas:

·       Experience with MATLAB and Python programming languages

·       Arduino or similar hardware platforms

·       Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to

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The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals including applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.