Careers at Centre for Eye Health

At Centre for Eye Health we’re a team of changemakers.

We’re passionate about our vision, and we’re constantly looking at new ways to achieve our goal.

We champion accessibility, and believe no one should miss out on the care they deserve.

If our cause and values resonate with you, take a look at the available opportunities below.

Working for us

Some of the benefits to working with us include:

  • A competitive salary
  • 35 hour work week
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial and health wellness seminars and support
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Generous leave conditions including paid parental leave, and purchased leave
  • Recognition and service award programs
  • Ongoing professional development and career pathways
  • Flexible working arrangements, including working from home and part-time/flexible hours depending on the role

Current opportunities

  • PhD, disease management implementation with Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith

    Date posted: 23rd April 2021

    A new PhD position in disease management implementation is now available with Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith at the Centre for Eye Health (CFEH), School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW.

    This project will develop evidence for the utility of generic vision tests in guiding management and informing on relevant patient-centred outcomes for the early stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Modifications will then be made so these tests are specifically targeted for AMD and their effectiveness evaluated against their generic counterparts. This work can lead to evidence to inform guidelines relevant to management of AMD.

    Relevant qualifications to secure entry to the UNSW PhD program are required. Experience with the provision of eye health care, health services delivery and/or practice management are desirable.

    This PhD position is contingent on the candidate’s ability to secure a competitive scholarship through the Domestic Research Training Program (RTP) or similar. A top-up component up to the value of $10,000 (dependent on primary scholarship conditions) is also available for eligible candidates.

    Contact: Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith at lnivison-smith@unsw.edu.au

    Applicants should first confirm eligibility for UNSW PhD program (https://research.unsw.edu.au/submit-application).

    Interviews to be held in May/June to support 31 July application date for Term 3 commencement, 13 September 2021.

  • PhD, clinical effectiveness/health services implementation with A/Prof Gordon S. Doig

    Date posted: 1st April 2021

    A new PhD position in clinical effectiveness/health services implementation is now available with A/Prof Gordon S. Doig, Head of Research at the Centre for Eye Health (CFEH), School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW.

    This new PhD position will seek to reduce vision loss and blindness in NSW by identifying, understanding and addressing evidence-practice gaps. Driven by formal needs assessments, the qualified candidate will initiate a series of evaluations of evidence-based models of eye health care delivery. The primary focus will be on improving the delivery of health promotion, early detection, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation strategies to reduce disability from progressive vision loss in NSW.

    Relevant qualifications to secure entry to the UNSW PhD program are required. Experience with the provision of eye health care, health services delivery and/or practice management are desirable.

    This PhD position is contingent on the candidate’s ability to secure a competitive scholarship through the Domestic Research Training Program (RTP) or similar. A top-up component from the CFEH up to the value of $19,200 (dependent on primary scholarship conditions) is also available for eligible candidates.

    The complete PhD supervisory team will include: A/Prof Gordon Doig, Dr Angelica Ly, Dr Jack Phu and Prof Michael Kalloniatis.

    Contact: A/Prof Gordon S. Doig at gdoig@cfeh.com.au

    Applicants should first confirm eligibility for UNSW PhD program. Interviews to be held in May/June to support 31 July application date for Term 3 commencement, 13 September 2021.

  • PhD, applications of artificial intelligence for glaucoma diagnosis with Dr Jack Phu

    Date posted: 10th March 2021

    The Centre for Eye Health is recruiting one PhD student for an exciting new project examining the capabilities of artificial intelligence for glaucoma diagnosis.  The final outcome of the project is hoped to provide an integrated, clinician-assisting tool that will help in earlier and precise diagnosis of glaucoma in practice.

    The PhD position is contingent on the applicant’s competitiveness in securing an Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship.  A supplementary top-up scholarship is available for a suitable, competitive candidate.

    Contact: Dr Jack Phu at jphu@cfeh.com.au