UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


UCL IoO is recruiting two new non-clinical Lecturers – apply by 30 November

31 October 2019

Applications are invited for two new non-clinical lecturers to grow capacity and deliver high-quality research and teaching at UCL, the top-rated university for research strength in the Research Excellence Framework (REF, December 2014).

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Job details

Duties and responsibilities

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology conducts cutting-edge research, and is committed to a multi-disciplinary research portfolio that furthers an understanding of the eye and visual system linked with clinical investigations targeted to specific problems in the prevention and treatment of eye disease.  The Institute received the highest possible ratings in the previous three Research Assessment Exercises, and works in close partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital.

The research activity of our current principal investigators ranges from fundamental biological science through to translational research in vision and ophthalmology and clinical medicine within 3 inter-related Research Theme areas:

  • Development, Aging and Disease
  • Rescue, Repair and Regeneration
  • Visual Function and Integrative Epidemiology

Principal investigators must align with at least one theme and are welcome to align with all three.

The combination of the Institute’s research with the expertise and resources of Moorfields Eye Hospital, which has the largest ophthalmic patient population in the Western World, facilitates advances at the forefront of vision research and provides an unparalleled setting for research, education and training in ophthalmology. The Institute was graded #1 place in the world to study ophthalmology (CWUR 2017 world rankings).

The researcher of tomorrow is critical to our goal of improving sight. We are involved in graduate training of research students (MD, MPhil, PhD), and the Institute of Ophthalmology delivers 4 highly regarded taught postgraduate programmes including MSc Ophthalmology and MSc Clinical Ophthalmic Practice. We want you to develop and deliver teaching opportunities for postgraduate students and to supervise PhD students.

Key Requirements

Applicants should be on a trajectory to be an internationally leading investigator with a significant research profile through first/senior authorship of high quality original research publications in refereed journals and demonstrate evidence of successful competitive grant funding awards. The candidate must also have experience of higher education teaching and learning and supervision of postgraduate students.

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Further Details

Please visit the UCL Jobs site for full details. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Andrew Dick: a.dick@ucl.ac.uk
or Professor Alison Hardcastle: a.hardcastle@ucl.ac.uk

If you have any enquiries regarding the application process, please email: hr.ioo@ucl.ac.uk

Closing date for applications

30 November 2019, 11:59 pm

Interview date

7 and 8 January 2020 (candidates will be required to attend on both days)

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

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