UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Research Assistant at the UCL Child Vision Lab

19 July 2021

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position to work with Dr Pete Jones and Dr Tessa Dekker at the UCL Child Vision Lab, based at (both) UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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Job details

The project will investigate the feasibility of vision home-monitoring in children with chronic eye disease (e.g., glaucoma, amblyopia).

The successful candidate will lead the day-to-day running of this project. They will work closely with Dr Pete Jones to develop a research protocol; recruit patients; screen children for visual impairments; coordinate the research study, analyse empirical data; and report results at internal meetings, international conferences, and in peer-reviewed journal publications.

Key requirements

A strong candidate will hold an undergraduate or master’s degree in psychology, optometry, or cognitive neuroscience, or a related discipline with a significant scientific component. They should have a very strong academic track record that demonstrates scientific rigour, creativity, numeracy, and attention to detail. They will work and communicate well with others, both within our team and with the children and parents participating in our research studies.

Further details

Please submit a Motivation Letter and a CV to be considered for the position. In the motivation letter, applicants should explain why they are interested and suitable for the position, and highlight any relevant experience.

For any queries about the lab, research, post, or location, please contact Dr Pete Jones.  

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

Closing date

15 August 2021

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