ASTON UNIVERSITY

Clinical Research Optometrist

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Salary
£30,688 to £35,550 per annum 
Posted
14 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Clinical Research Optometrist
Life & Health Sciences
Salary    £30,688 to £35,550 per annum 
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (two years)
Basis:    Full Time 
Closing Date:    23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 14 March 2018
Interview Date:     To be confirmed 
Reference:    R180051


Aston Optometry School is seeking to appoint two Clinical Research Optometrists to join our team and contribute to the delivery of our programme of research. All candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues, and to build links both within the University and externally.

The Clinical Research Optometrists will be an integral part of a research team funded by Carl Zeiss Vision Ltd. You will be expected to manage a range of research projects in collaboration with the principal investigator, Professor Leon Davies. You will be based at Aston Optometry School and will be required to travel to other national and international collaborative sites as required. You will assist in producing research presentations, clinical training material, deliver research and educational presentations internally and externally, and will be encouraged to publish the results of studies in leading ophthalmic and/ or professional journals.

Applicants should have experience of undertaking ophthalmic research. Those appointed at Grade 8 will have a PhD in optometry and physiological optics or a related subject.

Appointments will be subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

Aston Optometry School delivers one of the top ranked Optometry degree programmes in the UK, and is consistently ranked highly in terms of student satisfaction. We are rated as excellent by the Teaching Quality Assessment and ranked 3rd out of 63 universities for research. We also have 97-100% graduate level employment with our students progressing to a wide range of career options in clinical practice, industry and research settings.

Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/jobs for further information and to apply online.  For informal discussions relating to this post, please contact Professor Leon Davies (Head of Optometry) by email l.n.davies@aston.ac.uk or telephone 0121 204 4152.