Campbell Labs is highly multidisciplinary, involving theoretical modelling, experimental measurement, and practical applications. Our lab requires personnel with diverse expertise and various backgrounds.

Backgrounds of previous lab members include: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Optometry, Ophthalmology and Psychology. Former lab members now have careers in academe and in industrial R&D in the biomedical and photonics fields.

Graduate Students

Dr. Melanie Campbell is currently accepting applications for graduate students. Visit our research page to learn more about our projects. Please contact Dr. Campbell for more information.

Co-op Students

Campbell's lab hires co-op research assistants to aid with on-going projects including image and data analysis, modification of experimental setups and software controls, as well as the development of optical measurements. A successful candidate must have a fine attention to detail and be able to work independently. A working knowledge of MATLAB, including the image processing toolbox, is essential. Experience with optical systems and alignment, programming languages, web site development, image enhancement, and research are beneficial assets. An interest in biological problems and their physical applications is valuable.

Campbell's lab uses adaptive optics (AO), scanning lasser ophthalmoscopes (SLO), and other techniques to image the living eye and measure its optical properties. Please contact Dr. Campbell to inquire about co-op opportunities.

Postdoctoral Positions

Prof. Melanie Campbell of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Canada is recruiting postdoctoral fellows. Work in the lab centers on understanding the optics of the eye and on novel imaging for the diagnosis and therapy of eye diseases. Work in the lab is multidisciplinary and centers on understanding the development of myopia, and on high resolution fundus imaging for diagnosis and therapy of eye and systemic diseases. Work is basic research applicable to clinical conditions.

Candidates must be able to work independently and must have strong oral and written communication skills.

Those with a background in nonlinear optics, scanning laser instrumentation, adaptive optics, optometry or optics of the eye are encouraged to apply. Those with a background in physics and biophysics and an interest in optics are also encouraged to apply.

Projects include:
a) High resolution imaging for early detection of diabetic retinopathy
b) Two photon excitation photodynamic therapy in the rat model of AMD
c) Polarization imaging
d) Fundus imaging for the detection of Alzheimer’s disease
e) Impact of ocular and corrective optics on myopia

Please contact Dr. Campbell to inquire about post-doctoral opportunities.

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