Clinical Research Fellow in Ophthalmology

Southampton, Hampshire
30 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Clinical Neurosciences
Southampton General Hospital

Funded by The Wellcome Trust, the University of Southampton together with the University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, wishes to appoint a Clinical Research Fellow. The post-holder will undertake their research within the Clinical and Experimental Sciences Academic Unit of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton.

The post is intended for a clinical ophthalmologist interested in undertaking a PhD. The project will involve utilising adaptive optics to phenotype patients with age related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. You will also be participating in a clinical study assessing the role of artificial intelligence in diagnosing age related macular degeneration. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a Wellcome Trust funded Collaborative Award in Science. You will be an ophthalmologist interested in pursuing a career as a clinician scientist with a track record of research.

We would expect this 4 year funded post to start in August 2019 and for the successful applicant to enrol for a PhD at the University of Southampton.

For enquiries regarding the post please contact Professor Andrew Lotery at

The post is subject to terms and conditions of service determined by the University of Southampton and in its honorary clinical capacity by the University Hospital Southampton Foundation NHS Trust.

*Please note: successful applicants will be appointed to a different salary range (£33,127 to £45,193) if they were at ST3 on or before 2 August 2016.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Georgie Warren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 1100619FC on all correspondence.

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Full Time Fixed Term (for 4 years)

Closing Date:  Thursday 28 February 2019

Interview Date:   Thursday 21 March 2019