Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

University College London - UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 0. The salary range will be Grade 7: £34,635 - £41,864 per annum; Grade 8 £43,023 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to join the research group of Professor Andrew Stockman at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London to work on a new project funded by the BBSRC. The project involves measuring visual performance beyond the limits normally imposed by the optical imperfections of the eye. A user-friendly, adaptive-optics (AO) visual stimulator will be designed and built that will correct for the eye’s optical imperfections and will enable us simultaneously to image the retina at high resolution and to present high-resolution visual stimuli. The optical system will allow us to generate images with high temporal and spatial resolution, high dynamic range and wide colour gamut over an extended intensity range. Once constructed, the device will be used to make a variety of psychophysical measurements of human visual performance beyond the usual optical and neural limits of the visual system.

The post is from 1st October, 2017 and is funded by the BBSRC for 1 year (in the first instance).

The successful candidate should have a first degree in physics, engineering or a related field, and a PhD in an area relevant to optics or optical engineering or, given relevant experience in optics, vision science. Experience in optical engineering, the design and construction of optical instruments and computer programming is essential. Experience in adaptive optics, ophthalmic imaging, the generation of visual stimuli and electronics is highly desirable. Experience with human perceptual or psychological measurements would be useful. Quantitative and English writing skills and a strong scientific background with laboratory experience are essential. In order to be considered for a grade 8 position the candidate would be expected to have an independent research reputation in a field related to vision research; to have had experience in leading small groups of researchers; and to show evidence of original, published research on which he or she is first or senior author.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Andrew Stockman by e-mail If you have any enquiries regarding the application process please email: A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below.

Closing Date: 22 September 017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: tbc

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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