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Date Posted
12 Jun 2019

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PhD Project
University of New South Wales

PhD scholarship opportunity

Anywhere
12 Jun 2019

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Position Description


Applications are now open for the prestigious Scientia PhD program at the University of New South Wales Australia to work on the next generation of bionic eye implants

Retinal prostheses aim to restore vision to those blinded by photoreceptor dystrophies. However, the level of vision provided by present devices is poor. This project uses an interdisciplinary approach of electrophysiology, computational modelling and detailed immunohistochemistry in animal models to (a) understand the factors that influence the efficacy of a retinal prosthesis (both from biological and bioengineering viewpoints) and (b) develop new stimulation strategies to improve the vision quality. Ultimately, the intention is to provide blind retinal implant recipients with improved artificial vision which will significantly improve their quality of life.

The ideal candidate(s) will have an undergraduate degree either in Science (with honours or equivalent, preferably with a Neuroscience background) or a degree in Biomedical Engineering. A basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as basic programming skills are essential. Experience in animal research and/or bionic devices will be highly favourable.


How to Apply

To apply please send an EOI via the portal below https://www.scientia.unsw.edu.au/scientia-phd-scholarships/seeing-through-haze-developing-optimal-stimulation-bionic-eyes


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