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About the role
Your main role will be to participate in studies investigating genotype correlations to retinal development and nystagmus. The study will involve analysing genetic sequencing data, recruiting patients and performing deep phenotyping. Phenotyping will include optical coherence tomography, eye movement recordings and ophthalmic/orthoptics assessment. 
About you
We are looking for a candidate with an enthusiasm for the research area and an academic background in orthoptics. You should be PhD level educated, registered with the HPC and with previous experience in the Hospital Eye Service. Experience in clinical orthoptic work would be beneficial. 
 
You must have excellent clinical skills, able to work to a high level of accuracy even when under pressure. You must be an excellent communicator in order to work effectively with a range of health service personnel and research staff, as well as building relationships with patients. 
Additional information
Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.
 
In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.
 
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Mervyn Thomas on mt350@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 5855.