Current postgraduate opportunities

  • Variation in UK neovascular age-related macular degeneration outcomes.


    Significant variation in the visual acuity outcomes of treated neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) have been documented internationally (Holz et al, 2015). A similar variation has been documented between different UK treatment centres (Liew et al, 2016). The Carter Report documents the significant burden that variation in clinical outcomes poses (Carter, June 2015).

    The purpose of this study is to describe the variation in outcomes of neovascular AMD in the UK and furthermore to interrogate the reasons for the variation.

    For informal inquiries, please contact - Mr Richard Gale, Consultant Medical Ophthalmologist, York, UK

    Location and Research Culture

    The student will join a dynamic research team based in Health Sciences at the University of York and the Department of Ophthalmology at York Teaching Hospital.

    The post includes 2 sessions of clinical work and approximately 1 in 6 on call

    This is a full time post for 24 months

    Named Academic

    Mr Richard Gale, Consultant Medical Ophthalmologist, York, UK.

    Funding – York Hospital

    The salary for the post will be £36,312 plus on call banding.

    Applicants are invited from the UK/ EU. Fees for the Programme of MD in Medical Sciences study will be paid for 24 months at the home/EU rate

    Continuation into the final 12 months is dependent upon a satisfactory progress review of the first 12 months.

    Start Date

    1st October 2017

    Qualification Required

    In order to qualify for this scholarship you will require an undergraduate degree in Medicine. Commitment to either Medical (including public health) care or (Medical) Ophthalmology care needs to be demonstrated.

    How to Apply

    All applications MUST BE submitted to the HYMS Postgraduate Centre via the online application method choosing MD in Medical Sciences – Oct 2017 start date:

    The deadline for applications is the 1st May 2017.

    Please quote HYMS with the scholarship title when applying. In order for the Panel to get a sense of your academic background, commitment and interest, you are required to complete the application form in full and provide a research proposal/outline of academic interest. Research proposals and personal statements may be used in selecting applicants for interview. If you have any queries on how to apply please email

    Please note that this is a student scholarship.  If you will be employed by HYMS (e.g. on a fixed or short term contract) for the duration of your study, you will not be eligible to receive the student scholarship as a member of HYMS staff.  You should contact Elaine Brookes in Postgraduate Admissions if you still wish to apply to discuss different options.

    Interview Date

    Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be sent details of the date, time and venue via email within a week of the deadline. If you are not invited for the interview, it means that your application has not been successful. Please note that we do not offer feedback to applicants who are not invited to the interview.

    Interview Outcome

    As soon as reasonably practicable after the interviews have taken place HYMS will write to the successful applicant offering him/her the post. Upon receipt of formal written acceptance of the post we will write to notify unsuccessful candidates. Whilst we try to do this in as effective and efficient a manner as possible, sometimes the process can take rather longer than is ideal because of the need to recall candidates for a second interview and reconvene interview panels and/or due to routine disruptions caused by leave and other absences. We apologise for any delay and inconvenience caused in these circumstances.