Ophthalmic Clinical Research Fellows x 2

Southampton General Hospital, Hampshire
£36,461 per annum
06 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Ophthalmic Clinical Research Fellowships with opportunity for a DM higher degree.
Full Time - Fixed Term for 2 years

Vision Sciences

The University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine is offering 2 appointments to be based within Vision Sciences/ Clinical and Experimental Sciences academic unit based at Southampton General Hospital. The post-holders will join a large team of basic and clinical researchers with extensive programmes in translational ophthalmic medicine.  These posts are designed to provide a period of protected time for a Clinical Research Fellow to obtain experience in ophthalmology research and clinical trial methodology.

The post holders are expected to enrol for Doctorate of Medicine degree at the University of Southampton. These are two year research degree. Professor Andrew Lotery will be the principal supervisor for one of these posts and will offer a research project assessing the role of complement activation in age related macular degeneration. Mr James Self will be the principal supervisor for the second post and will offer a research project assessing the role of screening for keratoconus in young people.

These posts are designed to fulfil the requirements for out-of-programme  research (OOPR) experience for an ST1/ST2 specialist trainee in ophthalmology. Alternatively, these may also be suitable for an individual with equivalent experience but who does not yet have a national training number and wishes to pursue a career in ophthalmology.

Both posts are 24 month fixed-term appointments.  

Visits and enquiries are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Professor Lotery or Mr Self via Prof Lotery’s PA Ms Yasmin Nigh by email Y.C.Nigh@soton.ac.uk or 023 8120 5049

A satisfactory DBS disclosure at Enhanced level is required for these posts. 

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form by clicking on the apply button.

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated below. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 900117FC-R on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace.  The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process.  For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

Closing date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Interview date: Thursday, 16 November 2017.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.