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PhD Studentship - The Impact of Ocular Surface Disease in Glaucoma

Life and Health Sciences - Studentships

Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 3 years)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 28 June 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R180273

Applications are invited for an exciting three year PhD Studentship to work within our Ophthalmic Research Group in collaboration with the Ophthalmology Department at Russell’s Hall Hospital, Dudley. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain hospital experience joining two Consultant Ophthalmologists investigating ocular surface disorders in Glaucoma patients. In addition, there will be scope to work with Industry leaders ‘Thea Pharmaceuticals’. The role will require travel to the Russell’s Hall Hospital for clinical data recruitment and collection.

The candidate will be supported by Dr Gurpreet Bhogal-Bhamra and Professor James Wolffsohn and given the opportunity to disseminate findings at forthcoming international conferences.

Aston University was ranked 5th out of 94 UK Higher Education Institutions for research in Allied Health Professions (REF 2014) and was ranked 1st for research environment. Additional information about research in the School can be found at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Gurpreet Bhogal-Bhamra at: g.bhogal-bhamra@aston.ac.uk.

Financial Support:

The studentship is open to Home (UK) Students Only and comprises of a tax-free stipend at the 2018/19 RCUK rate of £14,777 per annum and payment of Home/EU tuition fees only. The studentship is available for three years, subject to satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, with an anticipated registration of 1st October 2018.

Application Requirements: 

? Eligible Applicants should hold at least a Bachelor (Hons.) Degree of either 1st Class/ 2.1 or MSc/MRes in a relevant subject.


? Eligible Applicants Must be a GOC Registered Optometrist.


? Any Hospital Optometry or Ophthalmology experience is desirable but not essential.


? To apply, please complete the on-line application form at:

http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/postgraduate-research/apply/ , choosing ‘Research Full-time Health Sciences September 2018’. Please quote Reference: ‘PhD_Oct 2018_Bhogal-Bhamra’ on your application.


? The Closing Date for all Applications is: Sunday:  1st July 2018

Please Note: Only candidates who have been selected for Interview will be contacted by the Supervisor. If you have not received an invitation to attend an Interview within approx. three weeks of the closing date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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