VisionScienceList: Lectureship - Institute of Ophthalmology (London)

From: Gary Rubin (g.rubin@ucl.ac.uk)
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 05:59:54 PDT

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    The Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London, in
    affiliation with Moorfields Eye Hospital, has made a major commitment
    towards the development of a new Department of Vision Rehabilitation
    Research. The commitment takes the form of dedicated laboratory space
    and support staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and the enthusiastic
    collaboration of researchers and clinicians throughout the Institute
    and Hospital. We are currently recruiting for a new Lecturer's
    position that we hope to fill by the beginning of the 2000-2001
    academic year. An announcement describing the position is attached.
    The job offering is also described on the UCL web site at
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioo

    Promising candidates in the fields of visual psychophysics,
    optometry, neuroscience, epidemiology, or rehabilitation who would be
    interested in applying their special knowledge in an area of major
    public health importance are urged to contact me as soon as possible.

    Sincerely,
    Gary S. Rubin, Ph.D.
    Helen Keller Professor of Visual Rehabilitation

    * * * * * * * * * * * *

    LECTURER
    DEPARTMENT OF VISION REHABILITATION RESEARCH

    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
    INSTITUTE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
    Bath Street, London EC1V 9EL

    The Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London is
    seeking to recruit a promising investigator to work within the newly
    created Department of Vision Rehabilitation Research. The Institute
    of Ophthalmology, which received a 5* in the last Research Assessment
    Exercise, has a distinguished record of achievement and scholarship.
    The new Department, established in conjunction with Moorfields Eye
    Hospital, seeks to further a major expansion of expertise in research
    related to vision impairment and its rehabilitation.

    Successful candidates will be highly motivated vision scientists
    currently working in any area of visual psychophysics who have a
    strong interest in clinical applications. Applicants with experience
    in eye movement research, image enhancement, functional vision and
    quality of life, or epidemiology, would be particularly welcome.
    Candidates will be encouraged to participate in the development of
    state-of-the-art visual simulations, fundus imaging and eye movement
    recording laboratories. Exciting opportunities will exist to develop
    cross-disciplinary collaborations that will build towards an
    integrated approach to function and rehabilitation in a stimulating
    environment for clinical and academic vision research. Superb new
    laboratory space is available.

    Salary on the non-clinical Lecturer A or B pay scale in the range
    GBP17,238 - GBP22,579 (A) or GBP23,521 - GBP30,065 (B) per annum plus
    GBP2,134 London Allowance per annum, according to experience. The
    post will be for five years in the first instance, with the
    possibility of renewal.

    Preliminary enquiries should be made to the new Head of the
    Department of Vision Rehabilitation Research and holder of the Helen
    Keller Chair, Professor Gary S Rubin (g.rubin@ucl.ac.uk; tel +44
    (0)20 7608 6989), or the Institute Director, Professor Adam Sillito
    (ams.admin@ucl.ac.uk; tel +44 (0)20 7608 6805). Formal applications
    should include a full CV, research proposal, and the names of three
    referees, and should be sent to Gary S Rubin at the Institute of
    Ophthalmology.

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