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01/25/18

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology, Medical Retina/Uveitis

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London seeks to appoint a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology, Medical Retina/Uveitis based at the Western Eye Hospital. The post will be full-time and fixed term for 5 years in the first instance and will hold an honorary consultant contract with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT).

A major strategic research aim for Ophthalmology is the translation of high quality basic research into clinical studies. This includes trials leading to stratified and personalised treatment approaches which will change NHS practice but require an outstanding environment involving academic, clinical and commercial research partnerships.

The Western Eye Hospital is a leading Ophthalmic Institution in London which has great potential in providing multi-disciplinary support for Imperial College research.

Duties and responsibilities

The appointee will be a member of the Medical Retina team within the Division of Ophthalmology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. This appointment is a core element of the academic development of ophthalmology and will contribute to creating and developing a new world leading centre of excellence in Ophthalmology at Imperial. The Department is working closely with the Trust to develop Ophthalmology. The appointee will also be involved in designing and running investigator-led, commercial and non-commercial clinical studies.

All members of clinical academic staff are expected to be active in clinical research, publishing papers in leading journals, attending conferences, supervising research students and obtaining funding to support their students and research activities. The appointee will be expected to have a proven track record in such activities.

The post will involve the usual administrative duties associated with a busy academic and research-active environment and the appointee will be expected to enhance the academic standing of the Department of Surgery and Cancer.

Essential requirements

The post holder must be fully qualified Clinical-Academic Specialist holding a PhD or equivalent with a special interest in Retina. The post will be 60/40 split between clinical service and research. Teaching is considered an integral part of the post with Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Further information

Please note that this post will be based at the Western Eye hospital in Marylebone.

Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The recruiting department are happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people subject to operational requirements.

In line with the Department’s Athena SWAN programme, we particularly welcome female applicants.

Further information is available from Professor Francesca Cordeiro via francesca.cordeiro[at]nhs.net

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

More info under https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/MED00172/clinical-senior-lecturer-ophthalmology-medical-retinauveitis

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12/21/17

Doctoral student at the Division of Ophthalmology (2)

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

Job Summary

Doctoral student (PhD student) position within the project “Genes and proteins controlled by cGMP/PKG in normal versus diseased retinas”. [This is the second out of two positions under the transMed project in Lund; see Ref. nr.: PA2017/4065 for information on the first position.]

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a position funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) project “transMed” within the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement number 765441). The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of 4 years (PhD student) with preferred start April 2018. The student will be employed as a PhD student at the Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Lund University.

transMed is a four-year project with the overarching aim expressed as “Educating the next generation of scientists in translational medicine: Focus on eye diseases”.

Job Description

In medicine today, there exists promising basic research with respect to new and improved treatment ideas for many diseases, but the translation into clinical practice is lagging behind. This problem is in part related to a shortage of interdisciplinary and intersectoral training for life science researchers. transMed´s goal is therefore to contribute to such education of a new generation of scientists, enabling them to efficiently promote translational research.

transMed provides possibilities for so called Early Stage Researchers to, in parallel with their own project work, get important knowledge of and insights into the majority of necessary transitions in medical drug development, all the way from idea to product. Such steps involve: Basic research on disease mechanisms; Lead compound discovery and optimisation; Pharmaceutical development, including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and toxicity, as well as the production process itself; Intellectual property rights and commercialisation; Regulatory affairs and clinical trials.

The transMed network comprises 8 beneficiaries (4 academic institutions and 4 industry partners), as well as 6 partner organisations (1 academic and 5 non-academic). The all-in-all 14 participants represent seven countries (Germany, Italy, Sweden, Iceland, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Belgium)

With respect to its part in the translational chain, the project “Genes and proteins controlled by cGMP/PKG in normal versus diseased retinas” relates to basic research on the disease mechanisms behind hereditary retinal photoreceptor degeneration (Retinitis pigmentosa). Using disease models the work will encompass studies on what the signalling molecule cGMP, which has been identified as a core component of the degeneration machinery, does in the retinal photoreceptors, with respect to downstream effects on genes and proteins.

The PhD student will be a member of the transMed multi-disciplinary team and will during the work in Lund be responsible for setting up, utilising and developing several biochemical and related techniques, such as immunoprecipitation and other analyses of phosphoproteins, western blotting, sample preparation for microarray analyses, histology, and tissue culturing.

Skills / Qualifications

The ideal candidate holds a master's degree (or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to master’s degree) in biology, biomedicine or medicine. A master’s project or previous work experience in biochemistry, neurobiology or cell biology will be beneficial. It is an advantage to have knowledge or experience within some of the following areas: Preparation of biological samples for gene and/or protein analyses; Biochemical separation methods; Histology and microscopy; Cell/tissue culture. Education in animal laboratory science is also an asset.

The applicant should:

  • have excellent communication and organisation skills
  • be fluent in spoken and written English
  • have excellent writing and presentation skills
  • show flexibility and ability to work in a team Environment

Specific Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated, flexible, and integrative personalities, capable of working well in multi-national and multi-cultural teams. The project will require frequent travels as well as a set of research assignments to project associated partner laboratories across Europe. Prior work and living experiences in countries other than the home country will be considered as an asset.

Specific eligibility criteria apply for Early Stage Researchers in the MSCA-ITN:

The Early Stage Researcher candidate

  • shall not have resided and not have carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the start of a potential employment
  • shall have a degree allowing him/her to start a PhD thesis work in the country of the host institution (i.e. MSc degree)
  • shall at the start of a potential employment have less than 4 years full time equivalent research experience, i.e. be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his/her research career since the MSc degree
  • shall not have been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD)

Eligibility:

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who

  • have completed a second-cycle degree
  • have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or
  • have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment:

  • Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Website for additional details on the project: http://portal.research.lu.se/portal/en/persons/per-ekstroem(fbf66dc2-8f5a-4e22-847c-b2ef0f83d09f).html

Benefits: We offer; a stimulating work environment: modern, state-of-the-art laboratories, facilities, and equipment, as well as participation in the training activities of the international transMed network. We also promote participation in national and international conferences.

Please submit your online application. Include the following:

  • A Letter-of-Motivation, describing your research career goals, skills and experience, and why you think you are well suited for this position (i.e. a cover letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (official translation into English).
  • Any References, or Letters of Recommendation.
  • A sample of your writing skills, e.g. a previous project report or similar.
  • Information on when you are able to start the position/PhD-studies.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2018-04-01 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/4094
Contact
  • Per Ekström/lecturer, +46 46 222 07 66 /per.ekstrom@med.lu.se
  • Emmy Heidenblad/Human Resource Coordinator, +46 46 222 78 30
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 20.Dec.2017
Last application date 14.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CET

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12/21/17

Doctoral student at the Division of Ophthalmology (1)

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

Job Summary:

Doctoral student (PhD student) position within the project “cGMP interaction partners in normal and degenerating photoreceptors”. [This is the first out of two positions under the transMed project in Lund; see Ref. nr.: PA2017/4094 for information on the second position.] 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a position funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) project “transMed” within the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement number 765441). The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of 4 years (PhD student) with preferred start April 2018. The student will be employed as a PhD student at the Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Lund University. 

transMed is a four-year project with the overarching aim expressed as “Educating the next generation of scientists in translational medicine: Focus on eye diseases”. 

Job Description

In medicine today, there exists promising basic research with respect to new and improved treatment ideas for many diseases, but the translation into clinical practice is lagging behind. This problem is in part related to a shortage of interdisciplinary and intersectoral training for life science researchers. transMed´s goal is therefore to contribute to such education of a new generation of scientists, enabling them to efficiently promote translational research.

transMed provides possibilities for so called Early Stage Researchers to, in parallel with their own project work, get important knowledge of and insights into the majority of necessary transitions in medical drug development, all the way from idea to product. Such steps involve: Basic research on disease mechanisms; Lead compound discovery and optimisation; Pharmaceutical development, including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and toxicity, as well as the production process itself; Intellectual property rights and commercialisation; Regulatory affairs and clinical trials.

The transMed network comprises 8 beneficiaries (4 academic institutions and 4 industry partners), as well as 6 partner organisations (1 academic and 5 non-academic). The all-in-all 14 participants represent seven countries (Germany, Italy, Sweden, Iceland, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Belgium)

With respect to its part in the translational chain, the project “cGMP interaction partners in normal and degenerating photoreceptors” relates to basic research on the disease mechanisms behind hereditary retinal photoreceptor degeneration (Retinitis pigmentosa). Using disease models the work will encompass studies on the so called interaction partners that the signalling molecule cGMP has in the photoreceptors, since this molecule has been identified as a core component of the degeneration mechanism.

The PhD student will be a member of the transMed multi-disciplinary team and will during the work in Lund be responsible for setting up, utilising and developing several biochemical and related techniques, such as affinity chromatography, sample preparation for mass spectrometry, histology, and tissue culturing.

Skills / Qualifications

The ideal candidate holds a Master's degree (or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to Master’s degree) in biology, biomedicine or medicine. A Master’s project or previous work experience in biochemistry, neurobiology or cell biology will be beneficial. It is an advantage to have knowledge or experience within some of the following areas: Preparation of biological samples for protein analyses; Biochemical separation methods; Histology and microscopy; Cell/tissue culture. Education in animal laboratory science is also an asset.

 The applicant should:

  • have excellent communication and organisation skills
  •  be fluent in spoken and written English
  • have excellent writing and presentation skills
  • show flexibility and ability to work in a team Environment

Specific Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated, flexible, and integrative personalities, capable of working well in multi-national and multi-cultural teams. The project will require frequent travels as well as a set of research assignments to project associated partner laboratories across Europe. Prior work and living experiences in countries other than the home country will be considered as an asset.

Specific eligibility criteria apply for Early Stage Researchers in the MSCA-ITN:

The Early Stage Researcher candidate

  • shall not have resided and not have carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the start of a potential employment
  • shall have a degree allowing him/her to start a PhD thesis work in the country of the host institution (i.e. MSc degree)
  • shall at the start of a potential employment have less than 4 years full time equivalent research experience, i.e. be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his/her research career since the MSc degree
  • shall not have been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD)

 Eligibility:

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who

  • have completed a second-cycle degree
  • have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or
  • have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment:

  • Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Website for additional details on the project: http://portal.research.lu.se/portal/en/persons/per-ekstroem(fbf66dc2-8f5a-4e22-847c-b2ef0f83d09f).html

Benefits: We offer; a stimulating work environment: modern, state-of-the-art laboratories, facilities, and equipment, as well as participation in the training activities of the international transMed network. We also promote participation in national and international conferences.

Please submit your online application. Include the following:

  • A Letter-of-Motivation, describing your research career goals, skills and experience, and why you think you are well suited for this position (i.e. a cover letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (official translation into English).
  • Any References, or Letters of Recommendation.
  • A sample of your writing skills, e.g. a previous project report or similar.
  • Information on when you are able to start the position/PhD-studies.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2018-04-01 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/4065
Contact
  • Per Ekström/lecturer, +46 46 222 07 66 /per.ekstrom@med.lu.se
  • Emmy Heidenblad/Human Resource Coordinator, +46 46 222 78 30
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 20.Dec.2017
Last application date 14.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CET

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