[visionlist] PhD Studentship Opportunity in Cambridge, UK

Waugh, Sarah Sarah.Waugh at anglia.ac.uk
Thu Jun 4 07:32:13 PDT 2009

Please could you post this training opportunity on VisionList.  Thank you
very much.

Location: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus, UK.

*  Closing date 11 June 2009 (for full application, or for commited
expression of interest).

We are offering a new postgraduate studentship in the Faculty of Science and
Technology entitled:
The most effective visual acuity chart for children

Working with the Anglia Vision Research group, Department of Optometry and
Ophthalmic Dispensing, this project will employ psychophysical techniques to
investigate the parameters important in optimizing the design of vision
charts for use with children. 

The project would suit a graduate in optometry, experimental psychology and
other disciplines with a strong vision science base. This studentship offers
a stipend of £15,000 plus fees paid (UK & EU).

Contact: Dr Sarah Waugh, sarah.waugh at anglia.ac.uk

*  The start date for this project is September 2009 *  Overseas Applicants
are welcome to apply but are required to pay the difference between the
Home/EU fees and the overseas rate *  Successful applicant will be expected
to undertake up to six hours teaching each week during term time *
Applicants should hold a Masters degree awarded by a UK university, or an
overseas Masters of equivalent standard, provided that the Masters degree is
in an appropriate cognate area and that the Masters degree included training
in research and the execution of a research project. Applicants who hold a
first or upper second class degree may also be considered. 
*  Students for whom English is not their first language must meet our
required minimum level of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5 in all
skills, or equivalent) *  Closing date 11 June 2009


Sarah J Waugh MScOptom PhD FAAO FHEA MCOptom 
Anglia Vision Research
Reader and Research Co-ordinator
Dept. of Optometry & Ophthalmic Dispensing
Faculty of Science and Technology
Anglia Ruskin University 
East Road 
Cambridge CB1 1PT

tel: +44 (0)1223 363 271 x2685
fax: +44 (0)1223 417 712

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