Professorship of Ophthalmology

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Closing Date
15 Nov 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Ophthalmology invite applications from persons whose work relates to relevant aspects of ophthalmology, to take up appointment as soon as possible.

Candidates must have a proven track record of clinical expertise and academic research in ophthalmology. We would particularly welcome applications from a world-leading researcher with expertise in optic neuropathies including glaucoma, retinal disease, rare inherited eye disorders, and gene therapy for eye disorders.

In addition, we are seeking candidates who have:
• An outstanding track record of securing competitive research funding and publishing high quality papers in neurosciences or any other relevant discipline.
• The vision, leadership experience and enthusiasm to develop and maintain a leading research presence, and an established record of attracting research grant support to further this development.
• An enthusiastic commitment to the recruitment, training and mentoring of the next generation of researchers, including undergraduates, research students and postdoctoral researchers.
• Clinical qualification including; GMC registration, a license to practice in ophthalmology and medical defence cover.
• The willingness and ability to contribute to clinical service delivery under an honorary consultant contract with Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust.
• A PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
The successful candidate will be expected to fulfil standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:
Closing date: 15 November 2019

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 15 November 2019.

Further Information

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Contact Details

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Patrick Chinnery, Convenor of Board of Electors and Head of Department of Clinical Neurosciences, by email:

Please quote reference ZE20958 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.