Research Associate in Multimodal Advanced Optical Imaging

University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

A 24 month research position is available in a multidisciplinary Cancer Research UK project with King's College, London to develop a highly parallel fluorescence lifetime based exosome sorting platform for personalized diagnostics. This system will be based on MegaFrame single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) cameras developed at University of Edinburgh.

The appointee will interface MegaFrame SPAD cameras to a high speed optofluidic nanotweezer sorting system and implement real-time embedded algorithms to compute fluorescence lifetime FLIM/FRET. A subsidiary goal of the project is to investigate super-resolved FLIM/FRET methods to resolve exosome clusters. You will join an existing research team in Edinburgh working on CMOS integrated circuits and SPAD sensors. The appointee will be responsible for the development of real-time FPGA firmware for camera control, super-resolution pre-computation and fast parallel lifetime computation for sorting. You will ideally have a FPGA firmware or real-time software background with some knowledge of image signal processing.

You will co-operate closely with King's College team members in the synchronisation, characterisation and software interfacing of the CMOS chips to the exosome sorting system demonstrator. There will be opportunities for spending periods of time at King's College London. Collaborative working with other teams will be strongly encouraged. You will be expected to write, publish and present research papers in top quality international conferences and journals.

You will have a good PhD or good honours degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or relevant discipline. Experience in hardware description languages, FPGAs or software development is essential. Knowledge of signal and image processing, time-resolved imaging techniques or optical systems is desirable.

Closing Date: 19 December 2016  at 5pm GMT

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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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