MSc degree position available for 1 year.
This project is multi-faceted and is part of a longitudinal study exploring the influence of circadian rhythms in regulating retinal vascular integrity in age related macular degeneration (AMD). Added to this, we will embark on a new project exploring the integrity of the retinal vasculature in repetitive head trauma as it pertains to current and retired athletes. The clinical research fellow will be expected to contribute to both projects.
The role combines clinical sessions with Mr. Mark Cahill, and clinical research/ lab based investigations in Trinity College Dublin and its associated facilities with Professor Matthew Campbell. The clinical research involves direct patient contact performing clinical assessments, investigations and taking bloods for analysis. In the AMD project, circadian differences will be measured based on an individual’s sleep/wake cycle and testing is conducted in the morning and evening for comparison. Similar methods will be used to examine retinal vascular integrity in current and retired athletes who were/are engaged in contact/collision sports. The project has funding available.
Interested Candidates should email their CVs to Roisin Clarke (Roisin.Clarke@rveeh.ie) by Friday 5th March 2021.