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Medical Retinal Research Fellow

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Trainee (ST3 +)

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NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Trainee (ST3 +)
Fixed term: 12 month contract
Part time: 20 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Denmark Hill
£51,198 pro rata, inc London Weighting
15/07/2020 23:59

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.


Applications are invited for a PART- TIME Medical Retinal Research Fellow, based at King’s College Hospital. This 12 month fellowship would be ideal for trainees with prior subspecialty experience in medical retina, who are seeking to enhance their research experience of medical retinal diseases. The post-holder will receive extensive training in the treatment of these diseases including intravitreal treatments, micropulse and PASCAL lasers, photodynamic therapy, fluorescein and indocyanin green angiography.

The Ophthalmology department at King’s College Hospital has 12 Consultant Ophthalmologists covering all subspecialty interests. It has a full complement of orthoptists, optometrists, ophthalmic photographers, technicians, specialist nurses and administrative staff, with an established virtual monitoring retinal service. There is a dedicated, well equipped, purpose designed eye theatre in the Day Surgery Unit.

The Laser and Retinal Research Unit was established in 2002. Its research focus is macular disease, in particular age-related macular degeneration and diabetic maculopathy, including various clinical trials both investigator-led and sponsored by industry.

Applicants should hold MRCOphth or equivalent. Previous research experience is preferred but not essential. Applications from those unable to work full time will also be considered.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Consultant Ophthalmologist - Mr Haralabos Eleftheriadis - email: or Tel:  020 32994548.

Research Manager - Mrs Riti Desai - email: Tel: 02032991297