Research topic: Physical Acoustics
Reporting to: Professor Ronald A. Roy
Group website: http://paclab.hmc.ox.ac.uk/ronroy/
Contract type: Fixed-term (3 years), with the possibility of extension.
Start date: 15 Jun 2020
The aim of the project is to undertake research in one or more of the following areas:
This project is the first step in the process of establishing a world-class basic and applied research program in the applications of physical acoustics principles to a range of problems in industrial and biomedical ultrasonics, based at the Oxford-Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR). The job will involve establishing a new laboratory, launching new research initiatives, growing research partnerships with colleagues, and engaging in collaborative sponsored research with external academic and industrial partners.
Reporting to Prof. Ronald A. Roy of the Dept. of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, the post holder will adopt a leadership role in setting up the laboratory and help lead a research program broadly based in industrial and biomedical ultrasonics, with initial emphasis on photoacoustics, laser ultrasonics, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and acoustic cavitation. The post holder will be a founding member of a new research group and will provide day-to-day supervision of research assistants, serve as a bridge between parallel research efforts based in Oxford and Suzhou, and will interact with partners within the Oxford-Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research.
The successful candidate will possess a doctorate (or be near completion) in a relevant field with experience in one or more of the following areas: experimental physical acoustics, photoacoustics, laser ultrasonics, HIFU, and acoustic cavitation. Knowledge of laser optics and/or biomedical ultrasound imaging is desirable.
Additional duties (Senior Research Scientist):
About OSCAR (Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research)
OSCAR, the first overseas research centre of the University of Oxford, is working closely with the Suzhou Industrial Park and both academic and industrial collaborators in China to progress a range of exciting societal and economic development opportunities.
As a multidisciplinary research, innovation and technology centre, OSCAR focuses on research challenges and technologies that both complement the Centre’s location in Suzhou Industrial Park and capitalise on current Oxford research strengths. Research will initially be focused around the areas of biomedical engineering, biomedicine, advanced functional materials, electronic / optoelectronic / photonic devices, environmental technology, energy, mathematical and computational applications in finance and in health, and other related science and engineering disciplines.
The Centre is positioned in Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District (SEID), a district in southern SIP with a high concentration of science, education and innovation activity. SEID is the prototype of higher education internationalization in China which hosts 32 local and foreign universities and institutions. The Centre, housed in a nine-storey building with a gross space of 20,000m2, offers flexible access to facilities for multi-functional activities such as labs, seminars, workshops, training, public events, and administration, etc.
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Before the application:
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Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research
|Location:||Suzhou - China|
|Salary:||A competitive remuneration package will apply|
|Placed On:||13th March 2020|
|Closes:||31st May 2020|
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