Joint Director of Education

Ref: 4961

University College London

London, UK

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Role Managed by:

Dr Urvashi Ramphul

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6280

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 16/03/2021

Formal Interview Date: 5th May 2021

Appointment of Joint Director of Education 

The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO) conducts cutting-edge research, attracting principal investigators, post-doctoral fellows and MD/PhD students of the highest international calibre to a stimulating research environment. The IoO is committed to a multi-disciplinary research portfolio that furthers an understanding of the eye and visual system linked with clinical investigations targeted to specific problems in the prevention and treatment of eye disease.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MEH) is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education. Its reputation for providing the highest quality ophthalmic care has developed over 200 years. We are committed to sustaining and building on our pioneering history and ensuring we remain at the cutting edge of developments.

Together, IoO and MEH seek to appoint the Joint Director of Education. Reporting to both the Institute Director and the CEO of Moorfields, the post holder will work effectively and collaboratively with all to deepen and strengthen the development and expansion of integrated education within the joint IoO/MEH site and beyond, leading the continued evolution and implementation of joint strategic initiatives across critical interfaces. 

Our ambitious vision for education is that anyone, anywhere in the world wanting to learn about eye disease or vision research, science and enterprise looks to the Moorfields-UCL education portfolio first. We are committed to building a unique learning culture with a global presence and maintaining our position as world leader in ophthalmic education.

Over the past three years we have created a menu of educational activities that have driven a paradigm change. Activities include MSc programmes for all professional groups, visual science, science and enterprise, graduate and apprenticeship professional MSc programmes, short courses, CPD, professional business courses, active online activities and a new educational team and learning space.

What we need is a strong, inspirational leader to provide the impetus for our shared education vision demands. Moorfields' and the IoO's mission is to be the world leading international centre in the care and treatment of eye disorders, driven by excellence in research and education.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Urvashi Ramphul on or +44 (0)20 7 340 6280. Applications should consist of a covering letter, a full curriculum vitae, and names and contact details of three referees.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on Tuesday 16th March. Interviews will take place on 5th May 2021.

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