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Teaching in the Department of Ophthalmology - Fellowships

Pre-vocational Clinical Research Fellowships in Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology, New Zealand National Eye Centre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland offers the following one year pre-vocational clinical research fellowships in Ophthalmology (Approx. 50:50 Clinical/Research):

  1. Maurice and Phyllis Paykel fellowship in cornea and anterior segment
  2. Crosslinking and anterior segment clinical research fellowship
  3. Medical Retina clinical research fellowship
  4. Neuro-ophthalmology clinical research fellowship

We anticipate the start date for these clinical research posts will be mid-January/early February 2022.

These positions are open to junior medical staff with a medical qualification registrable in New Zealand who have an interest in pursuing ophthalmology as a career.  The positions have a 50:50 to 70:30 clinical:clinical research composition depending on candidate experience and research project involvement. Download the position description and tentative timetables for these fellowships. These are indicative only and timetables are likely to change to accommodate research and clinical duties.  

Interviews will be held on Monday, 26 July 2021 from 2pm onwards. If you are interested in one or all of these posts please submit an up-to-date CV by email to Hutokshi Chinoy at

The last date for receiving applications is Monday, 12 July 2021.

Position description and timetable:

Ophthalmology Sub-speciality Fellowships

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland and Greenlane Hospital, Auckland District Health Board have openings for the following senior clinical fellowships:

  1. Cornea and Anterior Segment Fellowship – start date August 2022
  2. Vitreo Retina (2 Nos) – start dates December 2022 and August 2023
  3. Medical Retina – start date August 2022
  4. **Oculoplastics – start date August 2023
  5. Paediatric Ophthalmology – start date August 2022
  6. Glaucoma – start date August 2022
  7. Uveitis and inflammatory eye disease – start date August 2022

All the above fellowships are fully funded one year positions. Please see below for job descriptions and further details. Interested candidates should email their application which must include:

  1. Cover letter specifying reasons for applying and plans post fellowship
  2. Full CV
  3. 1-2-page summary of surgical log
  4. Copy of the IELTS results, if applicable (check minimum score criteria on Medical Council website

All the above documents should be sent as one single PDF file. Incomplete applications or applications with several attachments will be automatically rejected.

Applications to be emailed to Hutokshi Chinoy at  Last date for receiving applications is 18 June 2021.

**For the oculoplastic fellowship, last date for receiving applications is 28 February 2022.

Job Descriptions:

Fellowship Reports

Previous fellowship candidates have written reports of their time here in Auckland:

Paediatrics - Sarah Hull

Cornea and Anterior Segment - David Lockington

Oculoplastics - Christopher Van Issum