Research Associate in Single Photon Imaging

The University of Edinburgh - School of Engineering

College of Science and Engineering

A research position is available in a BBSRC UK project collaborating with Prof. Klaus Suhling’s group in the Department of Physics at King’s College London. The project involves setting up a fluorescence microscope for polarization-resolved Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) and total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) using time-correlated single photon counting (SPAD) detector arrays.

A new generation of advanced SPAD image sensors, developed in the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems by Dr Robert Henderson research team, will be applied to cell membrane studies in collaboration with Prof Parsons, Prof Santis and Dr Ameer-Beg in the Faculty of Life Sciences at King’s College London. The aim is to elucidate the self-organisation and interaction of cell-cell adhesion receptors (coxsackie virus adenovirus receptor (CAR) and E-Cadherin) under healthy and inflammatory conditions.

You will join an existing research team at the University of Edinburgh working on CMOS integrated circuits and SPAD sensors. The successful candidate will support  the team in King’s College in the interfacing of the SPAD arrays to the microscopy system and associated signal processing and control electronics. Frequent visits to the laboratories in King’s College will be required. You will be expected to write, publish and present research papers in top quality international conferences and journals.

You will have a good a PhD or good honours degree in Physics, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or a relevant discipline. Experience in hardware description languages, FPGAs and software development is essential. A background in optical systems, electronic control systems or image processing would be advantageous.

This post has a maximum end date of 30/09/2020.

Closing Date: 21 December 2017 at 5pm GMT

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