This is a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in a European project entitled PHOQUS: PHOtonic tools for Quantitative imaging in tissUeS. This 3-year PhD programme is a new, highly innovative scheme to train 13 postgraduate students as truly interdisciplinary scientists at the interface between physics / photonics and live imaging methodologies in life sciences and medicine.
Salary - £38,000 per annum
The PHOQUS project will utilise the world-class extensive expertise in Life Sciences, pioneering surgical / image interventional technologies and nanomedicine within the Medical School and advanced Photonics at the University of Dundee to deliver an Innovative interface science Doctoral Training Program directed at the development and application of novel imaging modalities to enable the in-vivo quantitative investigation of biological processes from the molecular and cellular to the tissue and organ level scale. The training programme will lead automatically to advances and new knowledge on how to harness these new technologies and new strategies. The PHOQUS project will benefit from the close involvement of 10 Associate Industrial and 9 Associate Academic Partners distributed over 7 European countries. The Associate Partners will provide academic and commercial expertise as well as training for key aspects of the project. See www.phoqus.eu for details of each of the PhD projects.
This role will involve conducting research in high speed light sheet fluorescence microscopy to study cell behaviours in live embryonic tissues. The position will entail training in lightsheet microscopy, developmental cell biology, experimental instrumentation and advanced high volume data processing and image analysis. This research will be undertaken in the research groups of Prof. Cornelis Weijer and Dr Mike MacDonald, in the University of Dundee, Dundee, UK. The successful candidate will also benefit from short term secondments to one or more of the Associate Partners.
For informal discussions and further details, please contact Prof Cornelis Weijer (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Dr Mike MacDonald (email@example.com ).
Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications:
Applicants should have a good first degree and less than 4 years research experience. Candidates with a PhD will not be eligible for this position. Candidates should have a first degree in either the life or medical sciences, or physics and engineering with a keen interest in working at the interface between disciplines. Experience or understanding of the development of imaging techniques for biological imaging or the development of novel approaches to imaging would be an advantage. The successful applicant will be expected to work towards the award of a PhD with the University of Dundee.
This is a full-time fixed-term contract for 3 years commencing June – August 2014.
The researcher will be a Marie Curie Fellow funded by a grant under the European FP7 program. As a requirement of the grant this position is open only to researchers not residing or having their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years before recruitment.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview during January 2014.
Nr of positions available : 1
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
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