[visionlist] Research Assistant Position at the UCL Child Vision Lab
p.r.jones at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Jul 28 10:55:12 -04 2021
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant (RA) position at the University College London Child Vision Lab with Dr Pete Jones & Dr Tessa Dekker. The successful candidate will assist with clinically relevant research into the feasibility of vision home-monitoring in children with chronic eye disease (e.g., glaucoma, amblyopia).
The position is available for 18 months on a full-time basis. Desired start date is as soon as possible. Click here<https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobs.ac.uk%2Fjob%2FCHR180%2Fresearch-assistant&data=04%7C01%7C%7C0a791647802d44ee62e008d950e82831%7C1faf88fea9984c5b93c9210a11d9a5c2%7C0%7C0%7C637629780295532533%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=zO1bgMIToiHW0H%2Bg8miLV6uMSYQp8VlezO1JLaq0HuQ%3D&reserved=0>, or go to UCL HR job ref: 1814269, for more details and to apply. For informal inquiries email p.r.jones at ucl.ac.uk<mailto:p.r.jones at ucl.ac.uk>. See here<https://www.appliedpsychophysics.com/publications.html> for previous published papers representative of our research. The application deadline is August 15th.
The successful candidate will lead the day-to-day running of this project. They will work closely with Dr Pete Jones to develop a research protocol, recruit patients, screen children for visual impairments, coordinate the research study, analyse empirical data, and report results at internal meetings, international conferences, and in peer-reviewed journal publications. They will also be expected to participate in journal clubs, lab meetings, and public engagement activities, as a member of our close-knit Child Vision Lab team. Throughout their tenure, there will also be opportunities to be involved in other ongoing studies within our multidisciplinary lab, and to learn about different research methodologies, depending on the interests and capabilities of the candidate.
Essential: Applicants should have a BSc in science or a clinical background in optometry or ophthalmology. They must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical skills, and an enthusiasm for vision science.
Desired: Experience with relevant research techniques (functional vision tests), programming (Matlab, C#, or similar), working with children, patients, or other challenging populations, or working in a scientific or eye-care setting are all helpful, but not required.
Training and supervision will be provided. Candidates lacking direct experience, but who possess the necessary background and a desire to learn, are encouraged to apply. This post would be an excellent starting point for a talented individual looking to pursue a career in academia or eye care.
Pete R Jones, PhD
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
11-43 Bath Street, London. EC1V 9EL
Tel 020 7608 6819 Email p.r.jones at ucl.ac.uk
The Child Vision Lab
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