Postdoctoral Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - Department of Physics and Astronomy

This post is available from 01 October 2017 for 36 months to support the work of Dr Francesca Palombo and Prof Nick Stone.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The project will integrate a Raman spectrometer into an existing Brillouin microscope for the multimodal microspectroscopy of biological tissues and will apply it to the studies of oesophageal cancer.

This Cancer Research UK funded post will include design, construction and day-to-day management of the instrument; tests using tissue phantoms; measurement of tissue biopsy sections and analysis of imaging datasets. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a PhD in Physics, or be nearing completion, have previous experience building / managing laser spectroscopy or microscopy setups, and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established multidisciplinary research programmes. At Postdoctoral Research Fellow level, the successful applicant will have a high level of experience in development and design of spectroscopy and microscopy techniques and be able to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

The successful candidate will be appointed at Postdoctoral Research Associate (Grade E) or Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Grade F) depending on the skills and experience the individual can bring to the role. Candidates should demonstrate their achievement against the relevant criteria in the accompanying person specifications which will be used to make an appointment at an appropriate level.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Francesca Palombo (+44 (0)1392 726612) or f.palombo@exeter.ac.uk.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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