1. Postdoctoral Researcher - in Imaging Software and Algorithm Development, National University of Ireland, Galway

    Postdoctoral Researcher - in Imaging Software and Algorithm Development, National University of Ireland, Galway

    Postdoctoral Researcher - in Imaging Software and Algorithm Development

    Nanosensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (nsOCT)

    Biomechanics of the Eye


    Tissue Optics and Microcirculation Imaging Laboratory

    School of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway

    Ref. No. NUIG 007-18


    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time, fixed term position as photonics technology postdoctoral research scientists with the Tissue Optics and Microcirculation Imaging Facility Laboratory (TOMI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The positions are funded by a mix of commercial and public funding. The position is available from the 1 st February 2018 on a two-year fixed term contracts which are tied to specific funded awards.


    Job Description:

    The successful candidate will be based in the Tissue Optics and Microcirculation Imaging Facility – part of the research Cluster for Photonics and Imaging - and will work closely with collaboration partners in Susana Marcos’ group in Madrid ( www.vision.csic.es ). The TOMI team is located in the School of Physics at NUI Galway. Researchers from both university and industry collaborators work together to design, build, and validate novel OCT systems and their application to a wide range of imaging and biometry problems. The research will also involve making appropriate control software to enable the systems to be used routinely and algorithms to extract novel data and images. The final aspect of the post will involve undertaking a range of biophysical measurements using systems relevant to precisely measuring the biomechanics of the eye, stem cell dynamics and/or biometrics.



    The main duties of the post are to design and build novel software, carry out novel research and to contribute to management of the TOMI research team. In particular, the successful candidate(s) will be responsible for organizing and managing project research activities to yield high quality research publications and invention disclosures. Specific duties include the following:

    • Design, build and validate software for novel versions of nano and phase sensitive and-or miniature OCT systems for target applications in conjunction with the PI and members of the TOMI research team and our collaborators.
    • Undertake biomedical and other experiments to validate analytical methods and instrumentation being developed.
    • Supervise relevant undergraduate, graduate and visiting student research projects from time to time as required.
    • Assist in the mentoring/training of TOMI PhD and visiting students in optical instrumentation and other relevant photonics technologies.
    • Deliver presentations and undertake outreach activities relevant to TOMI as required by the PI.
    • Lead and co-author high quality publications.
    • Prepare project reports as required by the funder.
    • Undertake any other activities relevant to the TOMI projects as directed by the PI.



    Applicants must have a PhD in Physics, Optical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or an equivalent discipline. The ideal candidate must have a track record in a research and development environment.

    Candidates must have experience working with or in industry (photonics or analytical science domains) and have a proven record of development of systems for commercial or clinical use.

    Candidates must have a strong background in software for photonics instrumentation (e.g. OCT, Microscopy) and proven expertise in optical modelling and algorithm development.

    Specialized experience in phase-sensitive optics or cell imaging would be desirable. Programming skills such as MATLAB, Java, C++, OpenCL, Python especially for the acquisition and signal or image processing of data from high speed A/D converters would be desirable.


    Salary: Fixed €50,000 per annum pro rata. 4/5 position


    Start date: Position is available from 1 February 2018. Continuing Professional Development/Training : Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.


    Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway


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    Further information about the TOMI Laboratory is available at: http://tomi.nuigalway.ie Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Martin J. Leahy.


    To Apply:

    Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in MS Word or PDF only) to Professor Martin J. Leahy email: martin.leahy@nuigalway.ie Please put reference number NUIG 007-18 in subject line of e-mail application.


    Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 26 th January 2018.

    All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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