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Clinical Research Fellow (Mat Cover)

University of Southampton
Southampton, Hampshire
£43,923 per annum*
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Clinical Research Fellow (Mat Cover)

Southampton General Hospital
Full Time, Fixed Term (10 months)
Reference: 2479723FC

*Please note: successful applicants will be appointed to a different salary range (£44,171 pa if they were at ST3 on or before 2 August 2016).

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Fellow (Maternity Cover) to join Professor Andrew Lotery’s vision science research group to undertake a leading role in an ongoing Wellcome Trust-funded study “Deciphering AMD by deep phenotyping and machine learning (PINNACLE)”.

This is an exciting opportunity for a clinical ophthalmologist interested in developing their clinical research skills. The successful applicant will participate in an ongoing six year clinical study, assessing the role of artificial intelligence in diagnosing age related macular degeneration (AMD). There will also be the opportunity to attend Professor Lotery’s medical retina clinics and participate in other clinical trials as a sub-investigator.

The role will involve utilising adaptive optics to phenotype patients with age related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases, liaising with eye clinics in England, Vienna and Basel and the Computer Science Department at Imperial College London. This is a “big data” project, employing artificial intelligence to help understand the commonest cause of blindness in the Developed World.

You will have MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) and MRCOphth or 1st part FRCOphth (or equivalent qualifications) as well as previous ophthalmic experience working as a doctor. Experience of academic writing, participation on clinical trials and giving intravitreal injections would be an advantage but are not essential. The successful applicant will be highly motivated, capable of independent working and have excellent organisational and communication skills.

Andrew Lotery is Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southampton. The Vision Sciences research group investigates the role of biomarkers in identifying the early stages of AMD. In addition, the wider group’s focus is on understanding the basic mechanisms of this disease so as to develop disease specific therapies in order to improve vision.

The employing organisation is the University of Southampton which offers a competitive salary, pension scheme and other benefits.

This is a 10 month maternity replacement post offered as a fixed term contract.

A satisfactory DBS disclosure at Enhanced level is required for this post.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact: Professor Andrew Lotery or Senior Research Manager, Ms Angela Cree

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

As a university, we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days, we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job reference.

Other organisations may call this role Research Assistant, Research Co-ordinator, Researcher, Postdoctoral Researcher, Postdoc Researcher, or Multidisciplinary Research Fellow.

To apply, please click Apply Now.

Closing date: Monday 04 December 2023

Interview date: To be confirmed

Other organisations may call this role Research Assistant, Research Co-ordinator, Researcher, Postdoctoral Researcher, Postdoc Researcher, or Multidisciplinary Research Fellow.

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