Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to develop the next generation of light-sheet microscopes for biomedical imaging. The successful candidate will be involved in all steps of the process, from design to implementation and application. The central aim of this research is to overcome the imaging depth limit in biological microscopy. Inhomogeneities within biological samples affect the path of the light entering and exiting the specimen of interest, thus preventing a sharp, high resolution, image. The project will involve the implementation of new microscope systems that fuse computational imaging and adaptive optics in microscopy, as well as the further development of existing systems with a range of modalities such as light-sheet microscopy, structured illumination, phase contrast, and confocal microscopy.
We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee — an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. A short walk from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, we’re close to both the train and bus stations.
- The design and
optimization of optical imaging systems. This includes optics, mechanics,
interfacing, as well as software for control and data processing.
- The simulation of
novel optical systems using custom software.
- The construction,
alignment, and critical evaluation of proof-of-principle optical instruments in
- Close liaison with
collaborators, including the installation and testing of instruments at other
- Analysis of
experimental data, testing of hypotheses, and producing publication-ready
- Supporting research
students with their scientific projects and thesis.
documentation and write up research results for scientific publication.
- Represent the research group at external
- Collaborate in the preparation of scientific
reports, journal articles, and patents.
- Contribute ideas for new research projects, and
develop detailed research proposals.
- Advice other members of the group on scientific
protocols and experimental techniques.
- Carry out collaborative projects with industry
- Manage own academic research and administrative
- Any other duties appropriate with the role.
- Completed a PhD, or be close to completion, in
physics, engineering, or related discipline.
- The ability to independently solve complex
problems through research and experimentation.
- Experience with the design and implementation of
optical imaging systems.
- Capable of modifying and optimising existing
designs and imaging instruments.
- A track record of scientific publication
commensurate with experience.
- Evidence of initiative in the formulation,
planning, and implementation of research activities.
- Capable of managing own academic research and
associated activities to meet deadlines.
- The ability to work flexibly as part of a
cross-disciplinary collaborative research team.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbally
- Previous experience developing optical
- Experience with computational imaging and
- Experience of independently managing a research
- Demonstrable experience developing and
maintaining large software projects.
- Experience with handling and imaging biological