This vacancy has now closed.

The Applied Optics Group has a vacancy for a Research Associate to work in endoscopic microscopy, using computational imaging techniques to develop ultrathin needle probes for minimally-invasive diagnosis.

The post is funded by an EPSRC grant ‘Ultrathin fluorescence microscope in a needle’, which includes funds for conference travel. The post is fixed-term for 12 months, and any extension is subject to further funding being secured.

You will be a member of the Applied Optics Group, a friendly and international team working mainly in biomedical optics, including microscopy, optical coherence tomography, adaptive optics and photoacoustics. You will have access to a suite of fully-equipped optical laboratories, with equipment including fusion splicers, a Vytran glass processing workstation, a range of laser systems, high-speed spectrum analysers and oscilloscopes, as well as clean-room and workshop facilities.

As a Research Associate you will:
• Carry out research at an internationally competitive level.
• Disseminate results to the scientific community via publications in high-quality journals and presentations at international conferences.
• Engage with a wider audience, including healthcare professionals, industry and the general public
• Organise and manage a programme of laboratory work with reference to the research project work-plan, deliverables and milestones.

To succeed in this role you will have:
• A PhD awarded, submitted or close to submission in a relevant area of physics, engineering or computing.
• Practical experience in an optical laboratory and scientific computing skills in high-level languages such as Matlab, Python or Labview.
• The ability to work as part of a research team and with collaborators, supporting junior members and students.
• Good written and oral communication skills and the ability to organise work to meet tight deadlines.

For informal discussion: Contact Dr Michael Hughes (Web, email)

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2018

Interviews are to be held: 05 March 2018 via Skype

For full details and to apply, visit Kent Job Vacancies

Post Reference: STM0878

Please note – applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.