UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Research Fellow

10 June 2022

Position closed.

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Duties and responsibilities

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to explore the molecular mechanisms of retinal degeneration.

The post would suit an ambitious post-doctoral researcher with a strong background and interest in the mechanisms of neurodegeneration, retinal molecular and cellular biology, or therapeutic development. The successful candidate will preferably have experience in animal model characterization or stem cell differentiation. (S)he will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, and with established collaborators, to investigate the molecular mechanism of inherited retinal degeneration using iPSC derived retinal organoids, animal models to explore potential therapies.

The appointed individual will join a collaborative team, led by Prof Mike Cheetham. The position is funded by the Wellcome Trust until 31st May 2023 in the first instance.

Key requirements

The successful applicant should have a PhD in a relevant subject, excellent communication skills, and show a strong commitment to high-quality research. (S)he will be experienced in investigating models of disease with skills in cell culture, confocal microscopy, and/or animal models.

Further details

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Professor Mike Cheetham.

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

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