Senior Clinical Research Associate

University College London - UCL Institute of Ophthalmology - Department of Genetics/Gene and Cell Therapy Group

The successful applicant will carry out a wide range of duties including being involved in the detailed phenotyping of patients with USH2A retinopathy and RDH12-related LCA to characterise natural history and identify suitable participants for clinical trials. The post holder will be integrated in a large team of clinicians and scientists developing new treatments for retinal diseases. He/she will acquire expertise in the use and interpretation of a range of psychophysical assessments including microperimetry and detailed colour vision assessments, and imaging studies including fundus photography, autofluorescence imaging, high-resolution optical coherence tomography, and adaptive optics imaging. The post will suit a person wishing to develop a career in clinical research. He/she will have the opportunity to produce scientific papers, and be expected to register for a higher degree (MD). The position is funded for a period of 2 years in the first instance.

You should also provide a personal statement and the names and contact details for two referees to support your application. A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of our page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button below. Essential requirements include MRCOphth/FRCOphth or equivalent and excellent interpersonal skills for effective communication between the investigators, members of the trial support team, and the subjects and their families. Whilst experience in some of the above mentioned techniques would be an advantage, full training will be provided where necessary, so candidates lacking direct experience in these areas but having the necessary background skills and showing technical aptitude are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be bright, independent, and highly motivated, but willing and able to work effectively as part of a team.

The position is funded for a period of 2 years in the first instance. Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Professor Michel Michaelides (email: michel.michaelides@ucl.ac.uk). If you have any enquiries regarding the application process please email: hr.ioo@ucl.ac.uk. Please ensure you attach your CV and list of publications. You should also provide a personal statement and the names and contact details for two referees to support your application.

UCL vacancy reference: 1677771

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

Closing Date: 15 November 2017.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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