Job Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Optics

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 17:30
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Optics

Closing Date : Fri, 15 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT | Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a project implementing adaptive optical systems for superresolution microscopy. The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will be part of a team, headed by Professor Martin Booth, which includes physicists and engineers based jointly at the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour and the Department of Engineering Science.

The postholder will work in a small team and will be responsible for the development of adaptive optical aberration correction schemes for both single molecule switching localisation microscopes (PALM, STORM, GSDIM) and stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopes. This work will be carried out in international collaboration with engineering and biologist partners in Yale University, USA and the University of Cambridge, UK. The postholder will also support the general running of the research group and laboratories, including the preparation of reports, publications, and presentations and participation in research conferences. 

The successful candidate will have completed or be near to completing a PhD or have equivalent experience. Experience of experimental optics is essential and familiarity with adaptive optics, microscope development or biological microscopy would be desirable.

The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and fixed-term until October 2016. It is hoped the successful candidate will be able to start as soon as possible. The post will be based in the CNCB, Tinsley Building, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3SR.

Further particulars and details of how to apply are available here.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 May 2015.