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Research Fellow in Raman Spectroscopy in Complex Media – AR2384DD
School of Physics and Astronomy
Vacancy Description
School of Physics and Astronomy, Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum, Start Date: As soon as possible, Fixed Term: Up to 2 years,
Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work on an European Union funded project to develop multimodal tools for biomedical imaging and sensing and food security.  The work is based within the Optical Manipulation Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy  (https://opticalmanipulationgroup.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk). The group aims to build upon a range of internationally recognized work in the area of photonics and its applications at St Andrews. The specific topic area of this post is Raman spectroscopy and its integration with other measurement techniques in biophotonics, and for monitoring adulteration of food and drink products.     

We are particularly interested in researchers with prior experience in Raman spectroscopy, along with one or more of: probe design for disease diagnostics; multiphoton imaging; light sheet imaging; algorithms and methods for fast correction of optical aberrations through scattering media; imaging through multi-mode fibre; or the development and application of numerical methods of deep learning or multivariate analysis. The post is for up to two years, subject to satisfactory completion of a 15-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 sensing modalities. The imaging will be conducted with a range of biological samples, including human tissue, cells, bacteria and a variety of other substances. The work will address challenges in antimicrobial resistance, cancer diagnosis and food security.    

Informal enquiries (NOT full applications) to: Professor Kishan Dholakia, kd1@st-andrews.ac.uk    

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.    

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.    

Closing Date: 24th August 2020       
Please quote ref: AR2384DD  

Further particulars: AR2384DD FPs.doc              

School of Physics and Astronomy
Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Fixed Term: Up to 2 years