PhD positions

15 PhD positions in clinical vision and neuroscience; (only project 12 is still open)

The Ophthalmology Department of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany) and Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH (Hannover, Germany) – a technology company that develops and commercializes permanently implantable, wireless pressure sensors – are offering a joint PhD position for a specific glaucoma-research project within the EU-funded

European Glaucoma Research Training Program-Plus: EGRET+

We are looking for vision scientists, ophthalmologists or optometrists in the early stages of their scientific career, who have an interest in the field of Glaucoma research, hands-on experience with clinical ophthalmology/optometry and knowledge of the physiology, pathophysiology and measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma.

The project deals with the compatibility of a novel telemetric IOP-sensor implant –developed and clinically tested by Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH – with other clinical investigations in glaucoma as well as interactions of basic physiology, IOP, and visual function in glaucoma.

The following eligibility criteria for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN-ETN) apply (http://egret-plus.eu/phd-positions/eligibility-criteria):

Early Stage Researcher: Applicant must be qualified for PhD position and have worked in research for less than 4 years after his/her qualifying degree.

Mobility rule: Applicant cannot have lived for more than 12 of the last 36 months in the host country (Germany).

Additional requirements for this project: As you will be working and communicating with a set of elderly patients with limited knowledge of English language, at least basic knowledge of German language and/or willingness to learn German would be highly beneficial.

Please address your application (including letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and transcripts of your qualifying degree) to:

Lars.Choritz@med.ovgu.de

The position will be filled as soon as possible and run at least until Dec. 31st 2019.

Applications should be submitted by February 19th, 2017 or earlier.

For further information, see:

http://egret-plus.eu/projects/ (Project 12)

http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/198503_en.html (general information)

http://implandata.com/en/ (Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH)

http://www.kaug.ovgu.de/ (University Eye Clinic, Magdeburg)