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The John Forrester Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Immunology

The inaugural John Forrester Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship recognises the numerous and important contributions that Professor Forrester has made to the field of immunology, especially ocular immunology. Applications are sought from candidates with a track record in immunology and/or cell biology. The candidate’s research program is not required to have a specific focus on the eye; however, it is anticipated that the proposed research will contribute novel insights into physiological and/or pathological pathways that might affect the eye.

For further information see below:

Adv John Forrester Senior Fellowship

Applicants are requested to submit an application letter, research proposal, CV and the contact details of three referees to the Director of Research via email to mary@nulllei.org.au

Miocevich Retina Fellowship

The Miocevich family wants to promote research into retinal degenerations. To achieve this goal they are sponsoring a new Fellowship at the Lions Eye Institute, created to investigate causes, new diagnostic tools and novel treatment of degenerative diseases of the retina.

The Miocevich Retina Fellow will work with Dr Fred Chen at the Lions Eye Institute in Perth, Western Australia.
The Fellow will attend medical retina clinics and conduct clinical trials examination under the supervision of Dr Fred Chen. Key responsibilities will include diagnosis and management of medical retina conditions, recruitment for clinical trials patients, literature reviews and research paper preparation. Dr Chen conducts special retinal degeneration and dystrophy research clinic in which every patient receives a detailed retinal and ocular phenotyping and genotyping. Tissue sampling is integrated into their routine work up to create a fibroblast bank for future disease modelling.

The latest imaging facilities are available at the Lions Eye Institute; including adaptive optics fundus camera, wide field SLO systems, OCT and OCTA, as well as mesopic and scotopic microperimetry. The Fellow’s clinical and research work are also supported by Dr Chen’s stem cell laboratory which cultures patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells for disease modelling, therapeutics screening and cell transplantation.

For a full position description email the HR team on recruitment@nulllei.org.au. For further information on the position please contact Dr Fred Chen on fred.chen@nulllei.org.au. Positions commence in January of each year for a one year duration. Successful applicants will be notified by end of May of the year prior to commencement of the position. Applicants are requested to submit an application letter addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria in the job description, and include an updated CV and the contact details of three professional referees to recruitment@nulllei.org.au by 30th of April for appointment in the following year.

For further information see below:

JD Retina Fellow 2019

Lions Outback Vision – Fred Hollows Foundation Fellowship

Lions Outback Vision offer a unique 12 month fellowship commencing in February each year.

Lions Outback Vision (based at the Lions Eye Institute in Perth) has provided oversight and coordination of outreach eye health services in Western Australia for 7 years.

The Fellowship post delivers access to, and a higher level of continuity of eye health services for people living in communities in the northwest of the state.

This role requires considerable travel to Country Hospitals in regional areas of Western Australia and on the Lions Outback Vision Van.

Expressions of interest, including a current CV,  will be received at info@nulloutbackvision.com.au by 31st of July for appointments the following year.

Candidates are required to be registered for practice and based in Australia to be considered. 

See below for further information:

JD FHF Fellowship 190718V4

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