Oferta de empleo: Investigador Predoctoral, Ciencias o Ingeniería

VioBio Lab busca candidatos para solicitar un contrato de Investigador Predoctoral bajo la supervisión del Dr. Carlos Dorronsoro.
El candidato se integrará en un grupo de trabajo multidisciplinar para desarrollar las siguientes tareas:
(1) Desarrollo y puesta a punto de prototipos, instrumentos y dispositivos ópticos.
(2) Realización de experimentos en observadores y pacientes sobre aspectos físicos y perceptuales de la visión.
(3) Desarrollo de nuevos métodos para la evaluación de la visión y prescripción de correcciones oftálmicas para uso en clínica.
Duración del contrato: 12 meses
Fecha prevista de inicio: 1 abril 2019
Salario: 19.098,55€ brutos/año
Los interesados pueden ponerse en contacto Nohelia Morales (nohelia.morales@io.cfmac.csic) para comunicar su interés y/o pedir más detalles sobre el procedimiento o sobre el contenido del contrato. El plazo límite para la presentación de solicitudes telemáticas es el 28 enero 2019.

Oferta completa aquí: oferta de empleo – investigador predoctoral instituto de optica csic – viobio – camib pre io 005-1

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New in the lab: Carmen Lago


We welcome Carmen Lago (BSc in Optics & Optometry, Universidad de Murcia) who is joining VioBio Lab (CSIC) and spin-off company 2EyesVision under an Industrial Doctorate Program funded by Madrid Regional Government. Carmen holds a MSc in Optometry an Vision Sciences by Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña and MSc in Photonics and laser technologies by Universidad de Vigo. She has an extended experience in clinical practice (working in hospitals and eye clinics). She performed an internship and master thesis in SCHWIND-Eye-Tech Solutions (Germany), where she trained in excimer laser for refractive surgery; and she conducted research at LOUM (Unversidad de Murcia) on adaptive optics visual simulators.

New in the lab: Jesús Palací


We welcome Jesús Palací, joining VioBio Lab from spin-off company 2EyesVision, where he will work in the context of the H2020 Innovation Action IMCUSTOMEYE, in the development of new OCT-based diagnostic tools in ophthalmology. 

Jesús obtained a PhD in Telecommunication from Universitat Politècnica de València. He gained experience in the design and development of photonic systems working for start-up companies in the telecom and medtech fields. His current interests include OCT technology and its application.

Job Offer: Predoctoral position in VioBio Lab – soon to be published

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CSIC will open very soon (expected date January 2019) a call for proposal for predoctoral positions in the framework of Sistema de Garantía Juvenil.

VioBio lab will host one predoctoral researcher to prepare and develop optical instruments and prototypes, among other multidisciplinary tasks in the field of physics, ophthalmology and optical sciences.

The duration of the contract will be one year (with possible extension).

Interested candidates with backgrounds in Physics, Optics, Telecommunications, Telematics, Telemedicine, Biomedical Engineering, Electronic, Industrial and Informatics Engineering, Industrial Design and Industrial Technologies and Mathematics are encouraged to visit the CSIC website where the official call will be published: https://sede.csic.gob.es/aviso-garantia-juvenil and to send a cover letter and CV to Nohelia Morales (nohelia.morales@csic.es).

Nicolas Alejandre defends PhD Thesis on corneal changes following ICRS implantation in keratoconus patients

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Nicolas Alejandre MD obtained a PhD with honors with his thesis entitled “Cambios Corneales tras la inserción de segmentos de anillos intraestromales en pacientes con queratocono”, at the School of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, supervised by Susana Marcos, PhD (VioBio Lab, Instituto de Optica, CSIC) and Ignacio Jimenez-Alfaro (Fundación Jimenez Díaz and UAM). The work is part of long-term collaborative agreements (Unidad Asociada) between the FJD Opthalmology Service and VioBio Lab. 

New in the lab: Iván Martínez


We welcome Iván Martí­nez who joins VioBio Lab under the Industrial Doctorate Program funded by Madrid Regional Government. The program aims at strengthening the competitiveness of Madrid companies by promoting effective collaboration and knowledge transfer between the academic world and the business world.

Iván holds a BSc in Physics and MSc in Advanced Materials, from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and has remarkable experience in programming and consulting. He will give technical assistance in the evaluation of SimVis technology in a clinical environment for the simulation of multifocal corrections for presbyopia.

Extraordinary outreach activities around optics and light: a book and a course

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Researchers from VioBio Lab coordinate two outreach activities that well approach optics and light in general, and visual optics and vision in particular to general audiences. 

Editorial CSIC and Libros de la Catarata have published the book “Descubriendo la luz: experimentos divertidos de optica”, coordinated by Maria Viñas, and contributed by members of VioBio Lab, Instituto de Óptica and IOSA Student Chapter. The book addresses fascinating questions involving optics and light and their applications, and presents dozens of affordable experiments to make at school or at home. Learn more about this work in CSIC Press Release

The book (in Spanish) is available through Editorial CSIC website and can be purchased here.

In addition, researchers from VioBio Lab organize the course “Aprendiendo a enseñar ciencia de forma divertida” showcasting optical experiments and providing high school teachers with new resources for the science classroom. The course is directed by María Viñas, Clara Benedí and Susana Marcos, sponsored by the Fundación CSIC Program Cuenta la Ciencia 2018,  and will count with numerous guest speakers, including the well-known science disseminator Pere Estupinya. The course program can be found here.

Experimental validations of a tunable-lens based visual demonstrator of multifocal corrections, published in Biomedical Optics Express


The Simultaneous Vision simulator (SimVis) is a visual demonstrator of multifocal lens designs for prospective intraocular lens replacement surgery patients and contact lens wearers. In this manuscript we show the improvement of the SimVis temporal representation of specific multifocal designs by an iterative approach and by implementation of correction of dynamic effects.

The study is published in Biomedical Optics Express, and is co-authored by VioBio Lab and spin-off 2EyesVision SL

Full reference: Vyas Akondi, Lucie Sawides, Yassine Marrakchi, Enrique Gambra, Susana Marcos and Carlos Dorronsoro, “Experimental validations of a tunable-lens-based visual demonstrator of multifocal corrections,” Biomed. Opt. Express 9, 6302-6317 (2018).

Full text here.

New in the lab: Ashik Mohamed


We welcome Ashik Mohamed to VioBio Lab, for a research stay in the context of a CSIC iCoop Cooperative Project. Ashik is a principal investigator in the LV Prasad Eye  Institute, Hyderabad (India), where he is working on the understanding of the optical quality of the crystalline lens and its restoration.  Ashik holds a degree in Medicine, and a Masters in Medical Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  

Ashik will be working with VioBio Lab on crystalline lens properties, aging  and accommodation.

New in the lab: Néstor Uribe-Patarroyo


We welcome Néstor Uribe-Patarroyo, a Instructor at Harvard Medical School, who is visiting VioBio Lab through a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grant.  He is permanently located at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston (USA) since 2012. Before joining Wellman, he was working on classical and quantum remote sensing at Boston University (USA) and Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA, Spain). He will be exploring collaborative projects on OCT velocimetry for the determination of corneal biomechanics.

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