APPLY NOW for Post Doctoral Researcher! Exciting collaborative project between Give Vision, Aston University and Moorfield's eye hospital - make a real difference to low vision patients

Job description

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.

Person specification

Education and qualifications


  • PhD in biomedical engineering, vision science, computer science or other field relevant to the project



  • MSc in relevant discipline
  • Post-doctoral or industry experience




  •  Experience with computational image processing



  • Experience developing software for vision-related products
  •  Experience in the domain of low vision support /accessibility


Aptitude and Skills


  • Motivation to work in a fast paced environment at the interface of academia and industry/tech transfer



  • Experience working with LabView
  • Experience working with OpenGL
  • Experience with augmented reality
  • Track record of successfully completing projects to tight timelines and high standard


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