Postdoctoral Position in R&D of Ophthalmic Surgery and Imaging Medical Devices  

Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Comp Engineer

Competition No.  -    A104042517
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

We are currently seeking one post-doctoral fellow to join our team. The position is focused on the development of high precision ophthalmic surgery instrument based on femtosecond laser pulse technology. The research includes development of cutting-edge ophthalmic imaging and tracking device and targeting and delivery of ultrashort laser pulses.

The ideal candidate is expected to have a PhD degree in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering physics.

Previous work / research experience with lasers, optical design, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, and programming is preferred. Priority will be given to candidates with proven records of development of ophthalmic imaging devices. In addition, excellent writing and verbal communication skills will be highly valued in the application review process.

Our research institute provides an interactive environment for learning and collaboration. Gain hands-on experience in design and development of medical device technologies. Our mission is to significantly impact the quality of human life.

Work includes:

  • Femtosecond laser-tissue interaction for novel medical therapies
  • Ultrafast laser-tissue interaction for novel medical diagnostics and imaging
  • Development of medical device prototypes for clinical applications
  • Femtosecond Laser pulse cell nanosurgery
  • Nano-Plasmonics for biomedical applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with optics, photonics and lasers (ZEMAX).
  • Strong hand-on skills LabView / C++ programming experience.
  • Circuit design experience (Eagle / Altium).
  • Mechanical engineering design (SolidWorks).
  • Ophthalmic imaging.

How to Apply: Candidates who are interested in performing research and development in this area are encouraged to contact Prof. Abdul Elezzabi via email ( with “Post-Doc position Ophthalmic surgery and imaging” in the subject line. Prospective candidates are encouraged to send the following materials in a single PDF file: a cover letter stating your research interests and career goals, C.V., transcripts, names and contact information of two references. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply


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