RB-4 Researcher in Biophotonics
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
Biophotonics@Tyndall was established three years ago as a collaborative research programme based at the Tyndall National Institute led by Professor Stefan Andersson-Engels. The Group’s focus will be to form close collaborations with clinicians, research centers and companies to accelerate biophotonics technology and rapidly deliver breakthrough technologies into the hands of health-care providers. Using photonics as a driver for the faster development and deployment of more accurate, less invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for cancer and other diseases. The new programme has been formed by the Tyndall National Institute, the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) and University College Cork, under a €5M award from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) professorship award.
Additional industry and EU funded research projects have been secured by the team in the area of fetal monitoring during labor based on diffuse reflectance pulse oximetry and surgical guidance and tissue identification for tumor margin detection. This role will focus on one of these projects but will be fully integrated in the biophotonics team at Tyndall.
The candidate is expected to be academic, creative, self-motivated, and should help create an efficient and friendly atmosphere within the Biophotonics team and beyond to all teams at IPIC and Tyndall. These positions will offer great opportunities for learning and to become internationally visible as the successful candidates will be part of building a new center for biophotonics with a potential to become a key player in the field.
Reporting to Ray Burke Senior Technology Manager for Bio photonics, the researcher will conduct specified pieces of research as directed. The role of the researcher will be mainly, but not exclusively, to provide optical design and algorithm development support to the biophotonics team and carry out strategic research activities as planned. The researcher will be expected to participate fully in collaborative projects.
Key responsibilities will include:
All aspects of the proposed project, including hardware development, detectors, optical design, software development, data acquisition and analysis, communication and collaboration with the industrial and clinical partners.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Ray Burke at email@example.com
Appointment may be made on the Postdoctoral Researcher Scale €37,873 - €45,041. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
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