Tenure Track Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Vision Sciences

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Southampton, ENGLAND
Deadline: 28 May 2017

Clinical Neurosciences

Southampton General Hospital


£29,301 to £46,924 per annum

Full Time - Fixed Term for 5 years and then appointable to Lecturer or Associate Professor subject to satisfactory progress.

Closing Date:  

Sunday 28 May 2017

Interview Date:  

Friday 30 June 2017



Faculty of Medicine

ERE Level 4 – the starting salary will be within the range of £29,301 - £36,001

ERE Level 5 – the starting salary will be within the range of £37,075 - £46,924

Looking to take the next step towards a permanent academic position? Our New Tenure Track Research Fellow programme provides a structured post-doctoral career development pathway to a permanent academic position and aims to enhance the careers of future academic leaders.

You will be expected to develop an international reputation for excellence in research. The Faculty has nearly 200 academic staff working in a number of research themes. The Southampton vision group is an integral and thriving part of the Clinical Neurosciences Research Grouping in the Faculty of Medicine. Details of the Senior Vision Group can be found here: https://www.giftofsight.org.uk/about-us/our-senior-research-team .  Candidates with a strong track record in any area of vision research will be considered. Current research interests in the group include retinal stem cells, retinal gene therapy, ocular neuroinflammation, disease modelling in ocular (retinal) disease, ophthalmic genetics and paediatric eye diseases. An interest complementary or broadening these themes would be welcome. We have state-of-the-art facilities for laboratory vision research as well as dedicated ophthalmic clinical trial space in our NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility.

You will already have a track record of producing peer reviewed publications and able to supervise PhD researchers. We are offering an opportunity for you to develop independence in research, success in grant applications and excellence in teaching and education including a postgraduate certificate in academic practice (PCAP).  On successful achievement of core competencies to level 5 (see Tenure Track Research Fellowship Expectations) you will be eligible for appointment to an open-ended academic post at Lecturer/Associate Professor level at the end of this appointment.

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Biological/ Biomedical Sciences/ Cell biology/ molecular biology or a relevant field, along with a detailed understanding and knowledge of research in visual sciences or related field.

Interviews will take place Friday 30 June 2017 and will involve delivering a presentation to Faculty.

Enquiries to the Personal Assistant to the Professor of Ophthalmology, Andrew Lotery (Y.C.Nigh@soton.ac.uk), Tel: +44 (0) 2381 20 5049

About the Faculty

The Faculty has nearly 200 academic staff working in a number of research themes (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicine/research/index.page ). We have exceptional research facilities for translational medical research.

The Faculty of Medicine research environment was rated as excellent (4*+3*=100%) in REF 2014. Furthermore, in REF 2014, 75% of our research in Medicine was rated "world leading" or "internationally excellent" and 94% of the research impact was rated as 3* or 4*.

The University of Southampton is a founding signatory of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a silver-level Athena SWAN award               .

With a history stretching back to 1867, the University of Southampton is part of the UK’s Russell Group and one of the UK’s leading teaching and research universities. We are ranked in the top 15 in the UK and currently ranked 81st in the World by the QS World Rankings 2015. We were ranked top 10 in the Guardian University guide 2017.

The University is internationally renowned for its pioneering research, first class facilities and teaching and currently hosts more than 23,500 students, 6,500 of which are from outside the UK representing more than 130 countries.

The University has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk . The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 863717FC on all correspondence.

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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