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Research Assistant/Associate: Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for an exciting new role in advanced microscopy development at the Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre (CAIC). CAIC, led by Dr Kevin O'Holleran, develops advanced bioimaging capability in a highly collaborative environment with end-users in the School of Biological Sciences. The role will be essential for delivering an advanced photo-manipulation microscope capable of cutting-edge optogenetics and photo-ablation experiments whilst also delivering super-resolution capability.

Candidates should have experience in optical system design and implementation, including advanced beam shaping with Spatial Light Modulators. Experience in developing and applying the super-resolution techniques such as Single Molecule Localisation Microscopy and Structured Illumination Microscopy is also highly desirable.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or about to obtain a PhD) in a relevant subject, have excellent knowledge of optical physics and experience working in interdisciplinary environments. Experience in programming in LabVIEW, Matlab and Python will be advantageous.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquires regarding the position should be made to Dr Kevin O'Holleran: Email:

Please quote reference PM18102 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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