Clinical Research Fellow in Vitreoretinal Surgery or Medical Retina

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN)

John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford

The Clinical Ophthalmology Research Group is seeking a highly-motivated Clinical Research Fellow to act as the clinical lead for an NIHR-funded Phase 2 multi-centre clinical trial of a gene therapy for choroideremia, led by Professor MacLaren and due to commence later in 2016. The clinical trial will be conducted at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, and you would play a key role in the clinical operations of the trial at both sites.

Your duties will include assisting the Principal Investigators at the Oxford Eye Hospital and the Moorfields Eye Hospital with recruitment and screening of prospective trial participants. This will include supervising and training other members of the clinical trial team, undertaking public engagement activities, reporting and communicating on a regular basis with internal and external research collaborators and presenting data at regular study group meetings

You will have a medical degree with specialisation in ophthalmology and fellowship-level training in medical or surgical retina. Your clinical qualifications must be recognised by the General Medical Council ( A background in clinical research is essential and previous experience of conducting clinical trials would be advantageous. The ability to work well under pressure, managing multiple tasks in a milestone-orientated research environment, is essential. We are looking for highly qualified individual with outstanding academic credentials and an excellent publication record.

The post is full-time for a fixed-term of 1 year in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 18 November 2016 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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