Postdoctoral Position at the University of Edinburgh
We are seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral research scientist with an interest in optical imaging and biomechanics. The project will focus on moving forward our optical technology to measure biomechanical forces non-destructively in engineered tissues, and to develop independently novel algorithms for the retrieval of nanoscale displacements from images acquired with an optical coherence tomography system. You will have evidence of a strong training in biomedical engineering/imaging, signal processing to extract quantitative physical parameters from optical coherence tomography time-lapse imaging. This is a multidisciplinary project in collaboration with Keele University and Oxford University. Experience phase-resolved optical coherence tomography would be highly advantageous.
The PDRA will be based in Dr. Bagnaninchi Lab at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job
- PhD in biomedical imaging, image and signal processing, or related field;
- First author evidence of expertise in signal processing approaches to the retrieval of quantitative parameters from image datasets; ideally within the context of biomechanical properties.
- Knowledge of biomedical imaging and ideally of optical coherence tomography.
- Ability to communicate complex information clearly, orally and in writing;
- Ability to train and supervise junior members of the staff (e.g. MRes students, technicians);
- Past experience in at least two of the programing languages: C/C++, Matlab, Labview
- The ability to conduct research projects semi-independently.
- Ability to take the lead on writing papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals and deciding on appropriate journals with the PI;
- Ability to collaborate with colleagues and participate in team meetings/discussions and departmental research group activities;
- Ability to take the lead on the planning & organising of different aspects relating to the project(s);
- Ability to identify potential sources of funding and making applications.
Job Context and any other relevant information
This post is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences research council. The post will be available for 2 years, with the potential for a further extension for highly motivated candidates.
The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine traces its origins back nearly 500 years (Darwin, Simpson and Conan-Doyle were students here) and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching. Headed by Professor Sir John Savill, the only conjoint Medical and Veterinary Medical School in the UK employs over 2300 academic and support staff. The College has two Schools, the Edinburgh Medical School comprising 3 Deaneries; Biomedical Sciences; Molecular Genetic and Population Health Sciences and Clinical Sciences and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
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