UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Research Fellow vacancy at the IoO

26 February 2021

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a large and lively research team at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.


Job Details

The successful applicant will be working at the cutting edge of advanced therapeutics with leading experts in translational medicine and stem cells, with the project led by Dr Jacqueline van der Spuy in collaboration with Professor Mike Cheetham, Dr Amanda Carr and Professor Pete Coffey.

The aim of the project is to model and develop a new antisense oligonucleotide therapy for juvenile macular dystrophy, an incurable disease that leads to the impairment of central vision in children and young adults.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, an interest in learning new skills in a high-quality research environment, and the ability to work collaboratively within a large team with a proven track record in the publication of high-quality research. You will have advanced expertise in molecular and cell biology as well as biochemical techniques. Knowledge or experience of stem cell biology, CRISPR-based gene editing technologies and antisense oligonucleotide therapies is desirable.

Further Details

Applications should include a CV, a personal statement to support your application and the names and contact details for two referees.  

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Jacqueline van der Spuy

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

Closing Date

19 March 2021

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