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Research Associate Position - VISION Lab

Department of Physics

The VISION Lab of Dr Sarah Bohndiek is a highly interactive and international research team focused on developing new imaging techniques to better understand the role of oxygen and oxidative stress in cancer. Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the laboratory, which is co-located in the Department of Physics and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute at the University of Cambridge.

The research project will be based at the Department of Physics. The primary responsibility of the post-holder will be to develop and explore the utility of hyperspectral imaging in endoscopy. They will be required to work closely with collaborators in the Department of Engineering and the MRC Cancer Unit at Addenbrooke's hospital. Candidates will have a strong academic research record in optics and photonics as well as a demonstrable ability to work independently and to defined time scales. Experience in at least one of the following areas is essential: biomedical optics; optical fibre technology; photodetectors and imaging; microscope design; theoretical modelling and experimental validation of light transport in complex media. A proven track record of scientific publication and presentation at international conferences is also essential. Experience in advanced statistical analysis of spectroscopic data is desirable. Previous experience of collaborating with clinicians or working within a clinical environment would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have a pivotal role in the Endoscopy (Translational) Team within the laboratory and also support ongoing work in the EPSRC-CRUK Cancer Imaging Centre in Cambridge and Manchester. They should be willing to be undertake a supervisory role in the projects of junior researchers, from idea generation to experimental execution. The development of independent research projects and student supervision will also be expected. A track record in successful grant management and leadership would therefore be desirable. We encourage applications from those with experience of science communication and outreach.

For more information, please see http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/8571/ and http://www.bohndieklab.org or email seb53@cam.ac.uk. While the role will be based in the Department of Physics, the successful candidate will be expected to work with members of the laboratory based at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and collaborators across the University.