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Clinical Research Optometrist

Aston University - Life & Health Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £31,302 to £36,261 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st August 2019
Closes: 30th September 2019
Job Ref: R190365

Aston Optometry School is seeking to appoint a Clinical Research Optometrist to join our team and contribute to the delivery of our programme of research. All candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues both within the University and externally.

The Clinical Research Optometrist will be an integral part of a research team funded by Carl Zeiss Vision Ltd. You will be expected to manage a range of research projects in collaboration with the principal investigator, Professor Leon Davies. You will be based at Aston Optometry School and will be required to travel to other national and international collaborative sites as required. You will assist in producing research presentations, clinical training material, deliver research and educational presentations internally and externally, and will be encouraged to publish the results of studies in leading ophthalmic and/ or professional journals.

Applicants should have experience of undertaking ophthalmic research. Those appointed at Grade 8 will have a PhD in optometry and physiological optics or a related subject.

Aston Optometry School delivers one of the top ranked Optometry degree programmes in the UK, and is consistently ranked highly in terms of student satisfaction. We are rated as excellent by the Teaching Quality Assessment and ranked 3rd out of 63 universities for research (REF 2014). We also have 97-100% graduate level employment with our students progressing to a wide range of career options in clinical practice, industry and research settings.

For informal discussions relating to this post, please contact Professor Leon Davies (Head of Aston Optometry School) by email telephone 0121 204 4152.  

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere. 

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.  

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy

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