Research Fellow in Raman Spectroscopy and Optical Tweezers
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Applications are invited for one postdoctoral research position for an interdisciplinary project on Raman microscope and optical tweezers for analysis of life cells. The position will be within the Biophotonics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham.
The aim of the project is to develop novel microscopy techniques based on Raman spectroscopy combined with holographic optical tweezers for studying human immune cells.
The candidate must have a first degree in physics, PhD in Raman micro-spectroscopy. Expertise in optical tweezers, spectroscopy instrumentation design and development is essential. Candidates require previous experience in spectroscopy applications to biological samples (cells and tissues). Experience in software control of spatial light modulators is essential.
Key responsibilities of roles:
- design and build an integrated holographic optical tweezers Raman microscope based spatial light modulators;
- use the instrument to demonstrate molecular analysis of human immune cells.