The Reference center for genetic retinal dystrophies at the National Eye Hospital des Quinze-Vingts, Paris, France, is offering a 2-year-clinical research fellowship focusing on the natural disease history on Usher syndrome.

We are located in one of the largest European ophthalmic hospitals (Quinze-Vingts) and doted of an up-to-date platform for proper phenotyping of inherited retinal disease following more than 3000 index cases, conducting several clinical trials including gene therapy adjacent to the Institut de la Vision, one of the most important research centers in Europe on eye diseases.

The ideal profile would be a motivated ophthalmic clinician who just completed his/her residency and would be interested in spending 2 years earning further knowledge in inherited retinal diseases, their phenotypic characterization, phenotype/genotype correlation and function/structure correlation with an emphasis on Usher syndrome. There will be opportunities to get involve in various studies in inherited retinal diseases, clinical trials with potential good publications for someone motivated by ophthalmic genetics… a bit of a French knowledge would be appreciated but this should not be a limitation if someone is motivated and talented.

If you are interested, please send your curriculum vitae to

Pr Isabelle Audo ( and

Dr Saddek Mohand-Saïd (

Isabelle Audo, MD, PhD
Institut de la Vision

Departement de genetique

17, rue Moreau
75012 Paris

Tel: +33 1 53 46 25 42
Fax: +33 1 53 46 25 02