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We are looking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on a European Union-funded project. The specific topic area of this post is the development of new techniques in advanced optical imaging in biophotonics and their translation to clinical research.

We are particularly interested in researchers with prior experience in one or more of: multiphoton imaging; light sheet imaging; temporal-focusing microscopy; imaging through optical fibre and scattering media; the development and application of numerical methods of deep learning or multivariate analysis. The post will be for up to two years, subject to satisfactory completion of a 12-month probationary period.

The post-holder will be required to undertake both experimental work and numerical studies. They will play a leading role in developing and implementing new optical imaging modalities in free space and through optical fibre, novel forms of light sheet microscopy, temporal focusing microscopy and other approaches to imaging at depth.

Full details to follow – informal enquiries are welcome to Prof Kishan Dholakia and Dr Graham D Bruce.

The Optical Manipulation Group specialises in optical physics and biophysics.  Our research focuses on:

  • exotic and structured light fields
  • optical tweezers and levitated optomechanics
  • novel bioimaging methods
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • speckle metrology
  • computational imaging schemes for biomedicine

The group is headed by Kishan Dholakia, and consists of an international mixture of multi-disciplinary research staff and PhD students.

We are based in the School of Physics & Astronomy, and part of the Centre of Biophotonics and the Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis. Our work has generated several commercial projects, such as the Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezer range and the M-Squared Aurora microscope. Our research is presently funded by a number of sources, including the UK EPSRC, the European Union Framework 7 programme, the EU Horizon 2020 Programme and the Leverhulme Trust.

We are always delighted to hear from potential new postdoctoral staff, postgraduate students and summer interns – please contact Prof Kishan Dholakia with informal enquiries.