University of Plymouth Teaching and Research Associate Optometry x 2

Teaching and Research Associate (Optometry) x 2
Ref: A6475
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
School of Health Professions
£ 30,395 to £ 33,199 prorated – 6th year

Applications are invited for Associate Teaching and Research (TARA) positions within the BSc (Hons) program in Optometry at the School of Health Professions. This is an exciting opportunity to enroll and prepare for a fully funded PhD while supporting the teaching of the University of Plymouth Optometry program.

We are looking for two enthusiastic and fully qualified Optometrists who are interested in both clinical education and research.

The primary responsibilities associated with the educational aspect of the position will be to support the learning and development of final year undergraduate students through effective supervision and assessment of clinical skills within our Eye Care Center of Excellence. (EEC) patient-oriented, in accordance with standards. for adequate supervision described by the General Optics Council (GOC).

The research aspect of the role will allow you to complete a PhD under the supervision of a member of the Eye and Vision research group, within the Institute of Health and Community. You will be able to select a research project in one of the specialized fields supported by the research group on the eye and vision, in particular visual perception, ocular biomechanics, accommodation, myopia, public health, mechanisms of disease, cataract and refractive surgery, and vision and balance.

You will be encouraged to discuss your areas of interest with relevant members of the academic team and to select based on your personal interests. This role will allow you to be part of a dynamic and interdisciplinary community of doctoral students within the School of Health Professions. You will develop your current skills and start on the path to becoming an expert in your chosen field.

You must have at least a BSc (Hons) 2: 1 degree in Optometry and have been registered with the GOC as a Qualified Optometrist for at least two years at the start of the position.

These are two fixed-term contracts of five years, working 22.2 hours per week (0.6 FTE). The remaining 0.4 FTEs will be allocated to your funded doctoral studies.

These vacancies will involve working with children and / or vulnerable adults and any appointments will be subject to verification by the Disclosure and Denial Department.

Please include details of your research area of ​​interest in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion on this exciting opportunity and possible areas of research, please contact Dr Phillip Buckhurst; [email protected]; 01752 588884

Closing Date: 12:00, Sunday 19 May 2019

Interviews are likely to take place on Friday June 28, 2019 and you will be notified whether or not you have been shortlisted.

To apply, please visit and search for the vacant position using the job reference number: A6475.

Plymouth University is committed to equal opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated by our commitment to the Athena SWAN Charter for Gender Equality and as a Diversity Champion of Stonewall. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

Plymouth University holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver from the Students Office.

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