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Position: Research Fellow in Photoacoustic Wavefront Shaping Instrumentation
Institution: University College London
Department: Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Photoacoustic Imaging Group
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The aim of the project will be to design and evaluate optical wavefront shaping systems - systems that iteratively search for an optimised wavefront correction to apply to an incident light field in order to produce a desired illumination pattern (e.g. a tight focus) inside a scattering medium. A key aspect will be investigating the use of photoacoustic (optically generated ultrasound) signals as a feedback mechanism to guide the wavefront shaping process. The project will involve constructing benchtop experimental setups comprising (CW and ns pulsed) laser sources, optical amplitude and phase control systems (e.g. spatial light modulators) and ultrasonic detectors. It will also involve developing system control software and implementing and evaluating new wavefront optimisation algorithms
Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) or be about to submit a PhD in engineering, physics, or a related discipline. Candidates must have good demonstrable practical skills in physics and/or engineering. An ability to build novel bench top optical systems and instrumentation and make precise measurements and experience of experimental applied optics and optical systems is required. Experience of Labview and Matlab programming is desirable
   
Text: Research Fellow in Photoacoustic Wavefront Shaping Instrumentation, - Ref:1804152 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Specific unit / Sub department Photoacoustic Imaging Group Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 to ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position to work on the development of optics and ultrasonics based techniques for controlling illumination patterns of light inside scattering media such as biological tissue for biomedical imaging applications. The aim of the project will be to design and evaluate optical wavefront shaping systems - systems that iteratively search for an optimised wavefront correction to apply to an incident light field in order to produce a desired illumination pattern (e.g. a tight focus) inside a scattering medium. A key aspect will be investigating the use of photoacoustic (optically generated ultrasound) signals as a feedback mechanism to guide the wavefront shaping process. The project will involve constructing benchtop experimental setups comprising (CW and ns pulsed) laser sources, optical amplitude and phase control systems (e.g. spatial light modulators) and ultrasonic detectors. It will also involve developing system control software and implementing and evaluating new wavefront optimisation algorithms. The post is available immediately, and is initially funded for 2 years with possible extension subject to funding. Key Requirements A postdoctoral optical physicist or engineer with a strong track record of research achievement (or the potential to acquire one) is sought. A strong applied optics background is required with experience of optical system design, lasers, free-space optics and preferably experience using phase control systems such as spatial light modulators or interferometers. Knowledge of some or all of the following would also be advantageous: photoacoustics, ultrasonics, electronics, signal processing, computer controlled data acquisition and programming. Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) or be about to submit a PhD in engineering, physics, or a related discipline. Candidates must have good demonstrable practical skills in physics and/or engineering. An ability to build novel bench top optical systems and instrumentation and make precise measurements and experience of experimental applied optics and optical systems is required. Experience of Labview and Matlab programming is desirable. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD. Or if about to submit a PhD, the appointment will be at Grade 6B (?30,922 - ?32,607 salary, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page, please read these carefully before applying. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. Further information about the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering can be found here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medphys/ Further information on the research activities of the Photoacoustic Imaging Group can be found at:http://www.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/research/mle/index.htm For informal queries about the position, please contact Dr James Guggenheim on j.guggenheim@ucl.ac.uk If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Tracy Pearmain on tracy.pearmain@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 9 Jun 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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