The Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Silver Spring, MD is seeking several full-time researchers with experience or interest in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) over a wide range of experience levels. These positions are part of the newly established Medical eXtended Reality (MXR) Program at the FDA. The mission of the MXR Program is to develop evaluation methods for characterizing virtual and augmented reality head-mounted displays as applied to medicine including test method development of the optical, display, and sensor performance as well as performance and human factors assessment in medical procedures such as diagnostics, surgery, and therapy. Selected candidates will be joining an active research program in regulatory science and are expected to contribute to and lead ongoing research that will result in publications. The MXR Program is at the White Oak campus in Silver Spring (see link below) within the metropolitan DC region with multiple opportunities for further training and collaborations within and outside the FDA. Selected candidates will undergo a background investigation and need to have resided in the United States for at least three of the past five years. Inquiries and complete applications should be sent to email@example.com including resume/CV and the name of three professional references using the words “extended-reality position” in the email Subject field.
Optical metrology and image quality in VR and AR devices
Colorimetry of AR displays and microscopes
Measuring performance and user experience of AR medical applications
Assessment of VR sensors and eye tracking for clinical applications
AR/VR rendering of medical imaging datasets
About US Food and Drug Administration
The Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) serves as the Center of Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) research arm to support the assessment of the enormous breadth of devices that the Center regulates from MRI scanners and neural stimulation devices to pacemakers, cancer treatments and other lifesaving products. OSEL is home to highly experienced scientists in essentially any discipline that has an impact on public health.
The Division of Imaging, Diagnostics and Software Reliability (DIDSR) participates in the Center's mission of protecting and promoting public health by identifying and investigating issues related to medical imaging, computer-assisted diagnostics, and software reliability. The division accomplishes this through activities supporting the OSEL mission