School of Medicine

Teaching in the Department of Ophthalmology - Fellowships

Pre-vocational Clinical Research Fellowships

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 – 0.7 FTE or thereabouts
  2. Crosslinking and anterior segment clinical research fellowship – 0.8 FTE
  3. Medical Retina clinical research fellowship
  4. Neuro-ophthalmology clinical research fellowship

We anticipate the start date for these clinical research posts will be 1st February 2024.

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 draft copy of the position description and tentative timetables below. These are indicative only and timetables are likely to change to accommodate research and clinical duties.  

Interviews will be held on Friday 28th of July 2023. If you are interested in one or all of these posts please submit an up-to-date CV with a Cover Letter by email to Victoria Arce at   The last date for receiving applications is Friday 14th July 2023.

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:

  1. Cornea and Anterior Segment – start date February 2025
  2. Oculoplastics – start date July 2024 (principal supervisor Dr Brian Sloan)
  3. Oculoplastics #2 – start date August 2024 (principal supervisor Dr Richard Hart)
  4. Paediatric Ophthalmology – start date August 2024
  5. Glaucoma – start date August 2024 
  6. Uveitis and inflammatory eye disease – start date July 2024 
  7. Medical Retina – start date August 2024

Applications to be emailed to Victoria Arcé by 14 August 2023.

Guidelines and Fellowship Descriptions:

Fellowship Guidelines
(95.5 kB, PDF)

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