UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Research Fellow at the IoO Child Vision Lab

1 July 2021

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position with Dr Tessa Dekker at the UCL Child Vision Lab.

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Job details

The project aims to investigate the impacts of eye disease and visual deprivation on the developing brain, and pathways to recovery after novel sight-restoring treatments such as ocular gene therapy. The research will involve multiple methods, including behavioural psychophysics, eye tracking, and functional MRI (pattern classification and population receptive field mapping) at 3T and 7T. VR, EEG, and retinal imaging facilities (OCT and adaptive optics) are also available.

The post will be for 1 year in the first instance with funding available for an extension to 3 years.

Key requirements

A strong candidate will have excellent computational and statistical modelling skills, hold a PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related discipline, have a strong academic track record that demonstrates scientific rigour, creativity, and good reporting skills. They will work and communicate well with others, including the multidisciplinary team and the patient and control populations taking part in the research. 

Further details

Please submit a Motivation Letter and a CV to be considered for the position. 

A DBS check (Disclosure Barring Service)  is required for this post due to the nature of the work.  

For any queries about the lab, research, post, or location, please contact Dr Tessa Dekker.

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

Closing date

20 July 2021

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