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Pablo Artal // Job description:

ESR (PhD student) and ER (post-doc) in advanced optical techniques to study myopia at LO.UM, Murcia, Spain

The "Laboratorio de Optica de la Universidad de Murcia" (LO.UM) is one of the world leaders research groups in visual optics and biomedical applications of Adaptive Optics. The lab is based in a new building and equipped with state of the art technology for advanced experiments: deformable mirrors, spatial light modulators, femtosecond lasers... This provides an excellent training opportunity for students and post-docs. The student will carried out research projects in Visual Optics or Adaptive Optics for the eye for the application of a better understanding of the optical properties of the myopic eye.

Candidates should have a background in Physics, Optics, Electrical engineering or a related topic. Candidates with backgrounds in Biology or Pschology interested in advanced technologies could also be considered. Being fluent in Spanish is not a requirement. The salary of the student will be in accordance with EU and University of Murcia rates. Estimated start date: From December 2006.

Information on the research activities of the LO.UM can be obtained through the web page:; and on Murcia (Murcia is the Region capital city located in the south-est of Spain, 40 km from the Mediterranean sea) from the University of Murcia web page: The weather in Murcia is good year round and the area offers plenty of outdoor and cultural recreations opportunities.

Interested candidates should send a complete "curriculum vitae" and two letters of reference to Prof. Pablo Artal, Lab. Optica, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo (Edificio CiOyN), 30071 Murcia, Spain. (E-mail:; Fax: 34-968367667).

The search for adequate candidates will be open until the position is filled.

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