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Research Associate in Integrated ‘on-chip’ optical coherence tomography (OCT) for point-of-care imaging diagnostics
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-11437

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/03/2018

Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: -

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Starting ASAP until 31 January 2021

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding ambitious physicist or electrical/electronic engineer with a strong publication track record to undertake world class research into advanced silicon photonic materials and devices, primarily for applications in ‘on-chip’ optical coherence tomography. You will take a lead role in the simulation/modelling, design and characterization of silicon/silicon nitride waveguide based devices such as those incorporating broadband interferometers. You will be responsible for providing design specifications based on simulated device performance to enable off- and on-site fabrication using e-beam/UV lithography.

You will perform experiments using both existing facilities as well as leading the development of new experimental set-ups for both free-space and fiber-coupled delivery (collection) of near-IR light to (from) the fabricated silicon/silicon nitride devices in order to recover sub-surface image information from broadband interferograms from representative organic/inorganic targets. You will collaborate and interact with other members of the team on issues related to experimentation, data analysis and reporting. You will also interact regularly with key academic and clinical/industrial collaborators, providing feedback and disseminating results on a day-to-day basis. 

You will assist in the preparation of scientific publications and technical reports in order to disseminate the outcomes to the academic and industrial communities. This will include presentation at national and international conferences and assisting other members of the team to do the same. You will be expected to assist postgraduate and undergraduate project students in connection with their research and maintain and service laboratory research equipment as required.

To apply you should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in Physics or Electronic Engineering. (or equivalent) You should have a good background understanding of solid state physics and operating principles of semiconductor optoelectronic devices. Experience in performing waveguide based optical transmission/reflection measurements is also essential. Previous experience of optical coherence tomography imaging techniques is particularly desirable.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr. Iain F Crowe


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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