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Research and Fellowship Opportunities

The Lions Eye Institute is passionate about improving our understanding on the nature of eye diseases. The Institute has a long history of cutting edge research.

Our research centre is unique in the world and blends a broad range of research streams which study the immunological mechanisms that contribute to eye disease or the prevention and assessment of the susceptibility to disease through genetic or physiological studies, to pioneering novel therapeutic strategies such as the gene therapy and stem cell therapies. Further our mission includes the introduction of the best clinical practices, for the care of eye health, throughout Western Australia.

Within each of these Research Streams a variety of Research projects are offered at our World Class Research Facilities.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Genetics & Epidemiology)

The Lions Eye Institute is affiliated with the Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Western Australia. Applications for this position are sought from candidates with a proven track record in ophthalmic research.  Applicants must have PhD qualifications in Optometry, Orthoptics, biostatistics or genetics with experience in conducting eye examinations. The Research Fellow will be engaged in full-time research, investigating genetic and environmental factors impacting on eye health. Please view the job description and job advertisement to learn more about this role. Applications close 14 April 2017.

Bachelor of Science: Honours Program at the Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Honours Research projects are available for graduate students with suitable course background and grade average. These projects typically run from February to November, each calendar year. Students will be enrolled with the Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Western Australia (UWA).

A PDF document listing currently available Honours projects offered by Lions Eye Institute researchers is available for download here.

Resident Program, Clinical Fellowship and Postdoctoral positions

The Lions Eye Institute offers three clinical fellowships in paediatric ophthalmology, medical retina and rural ophthalmology of one year duration each. There is also an ophthalmology resident officer position with the Lions Outback Vision team. A postdoctoral research fellowship position of up to 5 years is also available in experimental immunology.

Postgraduate Research Program

Masters and PhD Research projects are available for suitably qualified graduates to enroll with the Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Western Australia (UWA). Masters or PhD Research projects require a minimum of 2 or 3 years, respectively, of full-time study to complete. Further information on admission requirements is available here and Australian residents may apply for Australian or University Postgraduate Awards.

In addition indigenous students may apply for top up scholarships.

Please note that International students are charged tuition fees for these courses.

Information on UWA guidelines for postgraduate applications can be accessed from the UWA Graduate Research School. The latest information on Research Initiatives at UWA is available here.

We invite suitably qualified students interested in Postgraduate studies with the Lions Eye Institute to browse through the areas of interest of each of the Research Group Leaders, listed below, by clicking through their entry to the groups Research Overview page.

Please send a request to ENQUIRY@nullLEI.ORG.AU with the name of the Research Group of interest in the Subject line, so we might facilitate a discussion of potential Postgraduate projects with you.

Studying in Perth, Western Australia

The Lions Eye Institute is located with the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital precinct, in the inner city suburb of Nedlands, adjacent to Kings Park and 500 metres south of the main University of Western Australia campus.This site has good bus links to the centre of the city and to additional rail links. A comprehensive overview of what it is like to live and study in Western Australia is provided by the Government of Western Australia and available here.

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