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DPhil Studentships

LaboratoryWe welcome applications from prospective candidates who:

  • Fulfil University of Oxford graduate admissions criteria.
  • Have a strong academic record at undergraduate level, both in terms of grades achieved and awards received.
  • Have ideally already published scientific or medical research papers.

We have a number of DPhil research projects available in the fields of retinal gene therapy and stem cell therapy. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professor MacLaren to discuss their application. Many graduate scholarships are offered by the University of Oxford to applicants with excellent academic credentials.

Salaried clinical training fellowships are available for clinicians with excellent academic credentials (including publications in peer reviewed journals) who wish to study for a DPhil. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professor MacLaren to discuss a research proposal suitable for submission for a Medical Research Council Jointly-Funded Clinical Research Training Fellowship or a Wellcome Trust PhD Training Fellowship for Clinicians.

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

RetinaWe have vacant posts available for postdoctoral research in retinal gene therapy, stem cell therapy and photoreceptor transplantation.  We welcome applications from interested candidates who have:

  • A PhD in molecular genetics, cell biology or a related area in the biosciences.
  • Experience in gene therapy (ideally with AAV vectors), stem cell therapy, or transgenic animal models.
  • A strong academic record, both in terms of grades achieved and awards received.
  • Peer-reviewed scientific or medical research papers in highly regarded international journals.

Funding can be arranged, but prospective candidates are also expected to seek independent funding from bodies that offer postdoctoral research fellowships such as Fight for Sight, the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the Royal Society and so forth. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professor MacLaren to discuss a suitable research proposal.

 

Academic Fellowships in Medical and Surgical Retina

Retinal SurgeryWe have vacant posts available for clinical research in retinal gene therapy, robotic surgery and electronic retinal prosthetics.  Clinical research posts would be typically split on a 50:50 basis between academic research and clinical duties in the Oxford Eye Hospital. Candidates would therefore have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge medical research while completing their clinical training. We welcome applications from interested candidates who have:

  • A medical degree with specialisation in ophthalmology.
  • An MD in the medical sciences or a PhD in the biosciences.
  • Clinical qualifications and GMC registration with licence to practice in the UK.
  • A strong academic record, both in terms of grades achieved and awards received.
  • Peer-reviewed scientific or medical research papers in highly regarded international journals.

Funding can be arranged, but prospective candidates are also expected to seek independent funding from bodies that offer clinical research fellowships such as the Bayer Global Ophthalmology Awards Program, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and so forth. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professor MacLaren to discuss a suitable research proposal.