Individuals enthusiastic about joining our team in the role of postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Current projects revolve around the design, development, use and maintenance of high-resolution adaptive optics-based retinal imaging instruments – confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope and optical coherence tomography.

Specific projects will be based on the interest and expertise of the candidate, ranging from engineering (optical design and assembly, hardware/software for image acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation), scientific inquiry (retinal circuitry underlying spatial and color vision) and clinical application (retinal disease mechanisms and methods for early diagnosis).

Desired requirements for postdoctoral applicants: Doctorate in an engineering discipline (CS, BioE, Optics, EE or equivalent), Physics, Neuroscience or Psychology. Interest or background in vision science. Programming skills (minimum : MATLAB or Python) a must. Quantitative skills and statistics. Good written and verbal communication skills. To apply, please send 1) a resume and 2) a cover letter outlining any prior research, current and future interests to aolab (at) Informal inquiries are welcome.

Graduate students: Please apply either to the Neuroscience or Bioengineering graduate programs at the University of Washington. In the application, indicate your interest in our research and come visit us during orientations. For lab rotations, please send an email to aolab (at)

Undergraduate students:  CS, BioE, EE and Physics undergraduate students passionate about problem-solving, creating software applications within a research and medical environment or hands-on instrumentation are encouraged to send a short resume and cover letter detailing prior experience to aolab (at) Available openings are posted and updated often on the UW Undergraduate Research Program (URP) page.