Clinical Research Fellow in Ophthalmology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£38,694 to £49,036
Apr 22, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 19, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time

Clinical Neurosciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £38,694 to £49,036
Full Time Fixed Term (8 Months)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 May 2021
Reference:  1364421FC

Funded by The Wellcome Trust, the University of Southampton together with the University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, wishes to appoint a Clinical Research Fellow. The post-holder will undertake their research within the Clinical and Experimental Sciences Academic Unit of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton and will hold an honorary clinical appointment at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

The post is a 8 month maternity replacement post. It is intended for a clinical ophthalmologist interested in clinical research. The project will involve utilising adaptive optics to phenotype patients with age related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. You will be participating in a clinical study assessing the role of artificial intelligence in diagnosing age related macular degeneration. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a Wellcome Trust funded Collaborative Award in Science. You will be an ophthalmologist interested in developing your clinical research skills. 

This is a 8 month maternity replacement post to start in August 2021.

A satisfactory DBS disclosure at Enhanced level is required for this post.

For enquiries regarding the post please contact Professor Andrew Lotery at

The post is subject to terms and conditions of service determined by the University of Southampton and in its honorary clinical capacity by the University Hospital Southampton Foundation NHS Trust.

*Please note: successful applicants will be appointed to a different salary range (£34,466- £47,018 pa) if they were at ST3 on or before 2 August 2016.  

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see ourworking with us website pages.  

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 1364421FC on all correspondence.