Senior Research Imaging Specialist

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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The NIHR Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London has recently been awarded funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to optimise the delivery of world class research in ophthalmology and science associated with vision and sight.

The Facility forms part of the Moorfields NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, a joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London Institute of Ophthalmology and is one of three London based Academic Health Science centres which together form the University College London Partners.

The CRF is dedicated to the delivery of high quality clinical research, including experimental medicine and translational research studies, pioneering new therapies for the treatment of a range of ophthalmic disorders. It offers a clinical environment in which patients and researchers are supported by a team of specialist research support staff including ophthalmic research nurses, administrators and technicians

Main duties of the job

To provide specialised advanced high-resolution retinal imaging interpretation expertise, technical advisory and consultancy service for researchers for grant funded studies. These include planning, directing and supervising PHD students in as part of multiple research programmes. To carry out line management duties for the Research Students working within the CRF.

To carry out specialist imaging interpretation, analysis and designs tests and experiments to address research objective and find solutions for specialist imaging for clinical trials work requiring completion and regular updates of Good Clinical Practice certification process and achieve certification from international clinical trial reading centres.


This post will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

During the probationary period, your suitability for continued employment will be assessed and provided a satisfactory standard is achieved and maintained, your employment will be confirmed. The probationary period may be extended or your employment terminated either during or at the end of probation, in line with the trust Probationary Policy. For the duration of the probation period, the notice period will be in line with contractual obligations on either side.

About us

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the leading UK institution pioneering advances and transforming the lives of patients facing blindness. Since its creation in 2007, the NIHR Moorfields Clinical Research Facility (CRF) has pioneered the translation of laboratory discoveries for patient benefit. This includes the first gene-therapy to cure an inherited human disease and the first stem-cell-membrane therapy to treat the commonest cause of blindness in the developed world.

Such landmark medical advances have cemented our pre-eminent international reputation for ophthalmic experimental medicine and attracted biotech, device and pharmaceutical industry investment, underpinned by our NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) awards with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, which is independently ranked as number 1 and the most productive hospital-university partnership for eye and vision research globally.

Moorfields CRF's patient and public-defined inclusive research programme interfaces with a network of over 50 NHS hospitals in England and other collaborators to bridge early to late-phase clinical trials. As the world's largest ocular experimental medicine facility, our specialist inventory of ophthalmic imaging and vision assessment devices is unparalleled, supported by a world-leading digital infrastructure that is now closely integrated to CRF activities. All of this draws on Moorfields' highly diverse patient population.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To independently provide all ophthalmic imaging interpretation, analysis, and modelling for both commercial and research-grade high resolution ophthalmic instruments, including highly specialised areas such as developing algorithms, analytics, adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopes, optical coherence tomography devices, and digital based photography of both anterior and posterior segments to a high standard.

Responsible for complex analysis and designing algorithms for specialized ophthalmic imaging techniques including but not limited to neuro or adaptive optics imaging

Responsible for programming, designs and development of an appropriate research methodology in order to address the research objective compile and analyse quantitative and qualitative data, prepares reports and presents results to summarise main findings and conclusions.

Responsible for interpretation of large amount of data in conjunction with the research team, putting acquired information into context with other clinical tests.

Responsible for the transfer of clinical and technical information to PHD students regarding retinal and neuro-imaging, adaptive optics and angiography.

Develop and maintain an understanding of a range of specialised imaging procedures requiring expertise underpinned by theoretical knowledge.

Undertake manual activities involving patients and equipment safely and in accordance with the trusts moving and handling policy.

Be responsible for the safe use of expensive and highly complex imaging equipment. Identifying any faults and notifying managers and assisting with the organisation of repairs or replacements.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of CPD
  • Awareness of national standards, professional and other guidelines relevant to development and interpretation of specialist imaging area
  • Programming experience, analysis and publication outputs


  • ICH-GCP compliant



  • At least 5 years Previous experience in Scientific/Technical medical imaging imaging
  • Demonstration of programming experience Matlab, Python, imaging editing GIMP
  • Previous participation in clinical research



  • PHD in any imaging sciences
  • Post graduate qualification in related subject to Masters level or equivalent experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Moorfields City Road



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