Eye Therapy News

Professor Ali honoured for his contribution to research into retinal disease

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:27:36 +0000

              Professor Robin Ali, PhD, Professor of Human Molecular Genetics and Head of the Department of Genetics, UCL Institute of Opthalmology has been awarded the Pioneer Award for his work in proof-of-concept studies that have demonstrated the feasibility of using gene therapy and cell transplantation to treat dysfunction and degeneration of the cells […]


Achromatopsia might not be as progressive as previously thought

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:17:16 +0000

A recent publication from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and the Medical College of Wisconsin indicates that for the majority of people with achromatopsia, the condition may not be as progressive as previously suggested. Data from this study by Aboshiha et al. demonstrated that for the majority of people with achromatopsia (a […]


2 Lazy 2 Run? We’re biking it for blood cancer!

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:30:05 +0000

  On Sunday 31 August a group of not so elite athletes from the Gene and Cell Therapy group will be taking part in the London Bikeathon 2014 to raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The 2 Lazy 2 Run CC will be cycling 52 miles – that’s more than a marathon, no mean feet […]


The Art of Eyes

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:23:19 +0000

The eye is an object of great beauty as shown by the Ophthalmologist in their July/August 2014 issue. This month’s issue features a photo essay called The Art of the Eyes and includes examples of the work from a number research labs capturing the complex and beautiful detail of the eye and its cells. The essay includes images […]


In memoriam

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:02:34 +0000

Dr Yoshiki Sasai (1962 – 2014) It is with great sadness today that we remember and pay tribute to our collaborator Dr Yoshiki Sasai. Yoshiki was a world leading stem cell researcher and Deputy Director of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan. Through his hard work and dedication over many years, Yoshiki […]


Join the team - vacancies and opportunities

Our research team includes clinicians and scientists of the highest calibre, and our track record of publications and cutting-edge clinical trials demonstrates the impact of our work developing gene and cell therapies for sight loss.

We are pleased to offer the following opportunities, please click on the links below:

Job vacancies in research

You can also visit the Job Opportunities at UCL page for further opportunities both here and elsewhere at UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs.

Current vacancies:

Research Technician - Ref:1444895 

Institute of Ophthalmology, Genetics

Grade 6

Full Time Hours

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £26,976 - £31,614 per annum. Appointments will normally be made to the bottom point of this range.

Duties and Responsibilities

The main interest in the Genetics Research Department’s Molecular Therapy research group is the development of novel therapies for retinal disorders with a major emphasis on translating research into clinical application. It is one of the largest gene and cellular therapy groups in the country. 

We are looking for someone who has an interest in working as a research technician. Working in close collaboration with other team members, the post-holder will be involved in the production and quality control of AAV and lentiviral gene therapy vectors. The post-holder may also be involved in the development of new preclinical gene therapy protocols for the treatment of retinal conditions.

The position is funded until 31 July 2016 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants should have an interest in translational research, previous research experience in molecular and cell biology techniques and experience working with gene therapy vectors. Previous experience working to GLP or GMP standards is desirable.

Closing date for applications: 17:00 GMT on 26 November 2014

Further Details:


Graduate opportunities

You can also visit the UCL Graduate Prospectus page for further opportunities both here and elsewhere at UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate.

Current opportunities:

There are currently no specific opportunities being advertised here.

We also accept speculative enquiries from researchers and students who have been awarded their own funding. Please contact Heather Kneale at mol.therapy@ucl.ac.uk with details of your funding and research interests for further information.

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