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Ocular Oncology Fellow

Job Description

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We currently have a vacancy for the above post. This post is ideally suited to an ophthalmologist nearing the completion of their training or already in possession of CCST. It would also be of interest to experienced ophthalmologists from abroad. It offers post-accreditation experience beyond traditional UK registrar rotations for ophthalmologists wishing to specialise in the management of adult patients with ocular tumours at Consultant level.

The Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre (LOOC) is a tertiary referral, supraregional service specialising in the management of adult patients with ocular tumours. Treatment modalities include ruthenium and iodine plaque radiotherapy, proton beam radiotherapy, trans-scleral and trans-retinal local resection, transpupillary thermotherapy, photodynamic therapy and enucleation.

The successful applicant will work as part of a highly skilled team and in a stimulating environment, with plenty of opportunities for surgical experience, ocular ultrasonography, teaching and clinical and basic science research. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career within the subspecialty.

This is a full time fellowship for six months and subject to mutual agreement can be extended to 12 months.

Applicants wishing to discuss the post may contact Prof. H. Heimann, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at St. Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

Salary Scale: MN37

Interview Date: 23/11/16

For further details / informal visits contact:
Prof. H. Heimann, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at St. Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

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