Our charity partner Fight for Sight has teamed up with the Medical Research Council (MRC) to award a new Clinical Research Training Fellowship. This prestigious award goes to Dr Harry Orlans, a Specialist Registrar at the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Orlans will take up his three-year Fellowship at the University of Oxford. He will work to develop rhodopsin gene therapy to treat dominant retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited retinal disorder.

The Fellowship is funded jointly by Fight for Sight and the MRC. It’s open to clinically qualified professionals who are interested in pursuing vision research. The award enables Fellows to undertake PhD training to develop research skills and still spend up to 20% of their time in NHS sessions.

The 2016 MRC/Fight for Sight Clinical Research Training Fellowship is now open and the closing date for applications is 4pm on 13 January 2016.

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