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Research Senior Locally Employed Doctor in Vitreoretinal

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 per annum
Closing date
18 Oct 2023

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Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital invites applications for a 12 months Vitreoretinal Research Fellowship. There is one vacancy in total, starting in August 2024.

Main duties of the job

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital invites applications for a 12 months Vitreoretinal Research Fellowship. There is 1 vacancy in total, starting in August 2024.

There are 7 Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeons: Mr Niall Patton, Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala, Mr Assad Jalil, Ms Tsveta Ivanova, Mr Kirti Jasani, Mr George Turner and Mr George Moussa. At any one time there are 3 Vitreoretinal fellows in post for 1 year, together with 2 Specialist Registrars and an ASTO (advanced sub-specialty training opportunity for 6 months) on the Team. The VR unit provides a 24/7 tertiary referral service to other ophthalmic units in the North West of England. The Research Fellow will have dedicated VR research sessions, attend specialist tertiary referral clinics and dedicated VR operating sessions under the direction of the Consultant trainers. The Research Fellowship is suitable for a trainee Ophthalmologist seeking advanced sub-speciality training in vitreoretinal research, with the opportunity to be involved in new and established research projects within the department, and the Fellow will also have the opportunity to acquire early surgical and clinical vitreoretinal skills appropriate to then proceeding to undertake a major clinical vitreoretinal fellowship either within the UK or international. Previous experience of vitreoretinal surgery is not essential.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of 2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you'll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • Medical Degree
  • Experience in cataract surgery
  • Experience in Ophthalmology

Other Requirements

  • Full registration and a licence to practice with the General Medical Council

Teaching and Audit

  • Experience of Audit


  • Teaching Medical Students

Academic Achievements

  • Research & Publications


  • Distinctions or Prizes during undergraduate training

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Team working skills
  • Organisational Skills

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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