Research Fellow in Raman Spectroscopy and Optical Tweezers

University of Nottingham - Physics & Astronomy

Location: University Park

Salary: £29,301 to £32,004 per annum, depending on skills and experience

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral research position for an interdisciplinary project on Raman microscope and optical tweezers for analysis of human and animal cells. The position will be within the Biophotonics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham.

The aim of the project is to develop novel microscopy techniques based on Raman spectroscopy combined with holographic optical tweezers for studying bacteria, and interaction between human immune cells.

The candidate must have a first degree in physics or chemistry (or related subjects), PhD in Raman micro-spectroscopy or holographic optical tweezers. Expertise in optical tweezers, spectroscopy instrumentation design and development is essential. Experience in software control of spatial light modulators and Raman spectrometers are desirable.

Key responsibilities of roles:

  • design and build an integrated holographic optical tweezers Raman microscope based spatial light modulators.
  • use the instrument to demonstrate molecular analysis of human immune cells.

This full-time post is fixed-term for a period of one year.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Ioan Notingher, tel: 0115 9515172 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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