PhD Studentship

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Reference Number
PhD Studentship
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School / Service
School of Health Sciences
Optometry and Visual Science
Contract Duration
Fixed Term


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, is in the top ten in the UK for starting salaries and is second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London federation in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in academic staff, estate and systems and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

A full-time fully funded PhD studentship is available at City, University of London for the development of an orthokeratology myopia-control lens.  You will have the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and in our newly built optometry clinic.

The position involves a temporary appointment for 3-years, with an immediate start..


As a PhD student you will gain training and experience in complex contact lens fitting, paediatric optometry and access to corneal topographers, biometers and other specialised optometric equipment.   As part of the academic training you will be encouraged to present data at national and international conferences during the studentship period.  You will also be encouraged to submit work for publication in peer-reviewed journals. 

As part of your career development, you will be given the opportunity to assist in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical teaching at City University.

By the end of the 3-year training period, you should have the experience and skills to pursue a career in academia or specialised optometric practice.  Support will be provided for the successful candidate to apply for post-doctoral training grants during the final year of the PhD.  

Person Specification

The project would suit a self-motivated registered optometrist or contact lens optician with a keen interest in myopia control, complex lens fitting, and paediatric optometry.

Additional Information

To apply please send an application letter, CV, and 2 letters of recommendation to

This advert will close once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

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