SAE-20 Researcher in Optical Design and Biophotonics (Rockley)
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
Biophotonics@Tyndall was established two 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.
An additional industrial project has been secured for the team. This is devoted to optical measurement of health parameters based on photon-time-of-flight measurements. The present role is devoted mostly for this project and working with an industry partner, but will be fully integrated in the biophotonics team at Tyndall.
The candidate is expected to be creative, self-motivated, and should help create an efficient and friendly atmosphere within the diverse 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 Stefan Andersson-Engels, the Researcher will conduct specified pieces of research as directed. The role of the Researcher will be mainly, but not exclusively, to provide modelling, optical design and algorithm development support to the biophotonics team and carry out strategic research activities as planned in a detailed project plan for specific industry projects and in the general area of biophotonics. The Researcher will also act as translator in a multidisciplinary research field: of research questions as well as of industry and academic research needs and capabilities; such that highly structured and well defined research projects can be devised, set up and executed. In particular, the candidate will have a lead role in an industry collaboration project and will be a key person for the optical design, laboratory measurements on tissue sophisticated tissue phantoms and in vivo tissue as well as in developing biophotonics based algorithms. The researcher will be expected to participate fully in collaborative projects.
Appointment may be made on the post-doctorate researcher scale €38,630 - €45,942 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof Stefan Andersson-Engels at firstname.lastname@example.org
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