Research Associate or Research Fellow in Optical Coherence Tomography at Nottingham Trent University
The Next Generation of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for Art Conservation - in situ non-invasive imaging of subsurface microstructure of objects
Post No. S2048
£25,001 - £33,600 per annum (Grade G or H depending on experience)
Fixed term: 3 years
A postdoctoral researcher post is open to develop research funded by a UK research council (AHRC and EPSRC) initiative on Science & Heritage under project grant AH/H032665/1 ("The Next Generation of Optical Coherence Tomography for Art Conservation"). The school is equipped with excellent research facilities and has gained outstanding rating in both RAE 2001 and 2008. The bioscience sector was rated "Grade 5" in RAE 2001 and 20% world class (4*) rating with volume weighted "garde point average" rating of 2.55 in RAE 2008. The applied science sector was rated 15% world class (4*) and 40% internationally excellent (3*) with average rating of 2.65 in RAE 2008 under "General Engineering".
Based in the new Natural Science Research Centre at Nottingham Trent University, the successful candidate will work on the development of OCT systems specific for art conservation & archaeology. You will be part of a leading group in imaging for art conservation & archaeology that pioneered the application of OCT to art conservation (Optics Express, 2005, Vol. 13, pp.6133). The group has been leading several key research programmes on science and heritage funded by EPSRC, AHRC, the Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust and other funding agencies in the last five years. The project aims to develop next generation OCT systems for art conservation using novel sources developed by University of Southampton (ORC). The position benefits from the group's expertise in image processing and experience in OCT applications in art conservation and archaeology. The post is the lead postdoc position in a Nottingham Trent-led large collaborative research project involving also University of Southampton, The National Gallery, English Heritage and Gooch & Housego plc.
The successful candidate will have an experimental background in physics or engineering with past experience in the design and building of OCT systems. Strong previous experience in OCT system development and applications would be desirable. An interest in art and archaeology and a willingness to supervise research students would be a bonus.
For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Haida Liang, Reader in Physics on + 44 (0)115 848 8056 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Monday 10th May 2010
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