Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices (4 year studentship) for an Engineer or Physical Scientist

University of Strathclyde – Institute of Photonics

Doctor of Engineering in Medical Devices (EngD)

EngD Project with industrial partners Optos

Title: Development of a Novel Fluorescent Imaging System For in Vivo Retinal Imaging.

Academic Supervisor: Dr. Keith Mathieson, 2nd Supervisor: Dr. Niall McAlinden

Industrial Supervisor: Dr. Jano van Hemert (Optos)

We are currently recruiting a graduate in Engineering or the Physical Sciences for September 2017 who has obtained, or expects to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree to join the Medical Devices Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Strathclyde, which is funded by the EPSRC. The student will work with the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (FCAP, a not for profit research and technology organisation), clinicians from the NHS and University researchers from the Institute of Photonics and the Department of Chemistry on the following project. 

We propose an EngD project in collaboration with our industrial partners Optos Plc (part of Nikon Corporation). The project aims to develop a novel system to study fluorescent lifetime imaging (FLIM) in vivo in the retina. Current systems use picosecond pulsed laser systems that are scanned across the retina, which usually takes more than 100 seconds to acquire an image. This acquisition time makes clinical systems challenging. Here we aim to develop a system that will allow rapid acquisition of FLIM data through massively parallel acquisition, allowing identification of disease markers in the retina.

Initially, the project would be based at the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, where development and testing will occur. During later years of the EngD, we expect strong interaction with Optos Plc to ensure the research and technology has the opportunity translate.

The successful applicant will receive a four-year studentship covering living expenses and fees if they are a UK citizen. EU citizens who have been resident in the UK for 3 years or more are also eligible for the full studentship. Fees only support is available for other EU citizens.

Additional information can be found on our website at: http://www.strath.ac.uk  

For further information please contact:

Carol McInnes
Biomedical Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow G4 0NW
Telephone: 0141 548 3781
Email: carol.b.mcinnes@strath.ac.uk

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