Research Assistant

University College London - UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

The successful applicant will carry out a wide range of duties including acquisition, processing and analysis of tests related to retinal structure and function.

The main purpose of this post will be to support a myriad of ongoing studies to characterise retinal structure and function. These studies currently include both natural history and ongoing trials for gene therapy, small molecule treatment and off-label medical use trials.

The successful applicant will have gained unparalleled expertise in deep phenotyping, including microperimetry, advanced colour vision testing, SD-OCT, fundus autofluorescence, electrophysiology, dark adaptation and adaptive optics to prepare for potential further education or career in translational ophthalmic research.

The position is funded for a period of two years in the first instance.

Essential criteria include a BSc degree, experience in the use of experimental software (Java, Python, Matlab), image analysis and processing using software (photoshop, ImageJ and Gimp), and experience working in a diverse group that spans computer scientists, biomedical engineers and medically trained individuals. Highly desired qualifications include use of ophthalmic testing devices (OCT, Visual Fields and Microperimetry) and development of analysis software.

Please ensure you attach your CV and list of publications.  You should also provide a personal statement to support your application and the names and contact details for two referees.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6. The salary range will be £30,316 - £31,967, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL vacancy reference: 1707522   

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

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Adam Dubis (email:    If you have any enquiries regarding the application process please email: .

Interview Date: TBC

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

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