Research Fellow (105748-0622) . Job Reference: 1885434
University of Warwick
The Department of Physics seeks to appoint an ambitious Research Fellow to join the Ultrafast and Terahertz Photonics group at the University of Warwick.
Your research goals will be related to developing robotics for applying THz imaging and spectroscopy techniques to detection of skin cancer and other skin conditions. Particular focus will be on developing and integrating novel THz image approaches with a surgical robot, and speeding up and improving the accuracy of terahertz data acquisition and analysis.
You will be an excellent communicator capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively.
If you are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD but have not yet had it conferred, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant at the top of level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,497). Upon receipt of evidence of the successful award of your PhD, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£31,406 pa).
Please direct all informal inquiries to Professor Emma MacPherson: E.MacPherson@warwick.ac.uk
Interview Date: TBC.
Undertake research in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and externally. Work with project members in the successful execution of the project.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Research and scholarship
• Carry out research relating to the development of robotic control of THz probes for in vivo imaging of patients.
• Design or use analytical tools to simulate and/or model terahertz light.
• Align optics and set up novel high speed THz imaging approaches.
• Develop algorithms for accurate extraction of parameters from THz data.
• Write up research work for publication in refereed journals.
• Communicate (orally and in writing) research results, e.g. for conferences.
• Continually update own knowledge and understanding in research field.
• Assist in the supervision of student projects and the development of student research skills.
• May contribute to preparing proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding to support a developing research agenda.
Administration and Other Activities
• Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.
• Work within budget constraints.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but rather to provide guidance on the main aspects of the post. The post- holder will be required to be flexible in their duties.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1
Hold, or be about to attain, a PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Robotics or related disciplines). (a, c)
Essential Criteria 2
Have experience with terahertz imaging equipment or other systems requiring optical alignment. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 3
Proven track-record in terahertz technology, eg THz modulation, THz waveguides, THz polarisors, THz antennas, together with a proactive, enthusiastic approach to research. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 4
Proven ability in research and evidence of quality research output (e.g. publications). (a, c)
Essential Criteria 5
A developing research profile with the ability to publish and/or produce high quality research output. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 6
Programming experience (e.g. LabView, matlab, C++, or Python). (a, c)
Essential Criteria 7
Ability or potential to contribute to the development of funding proposals in order to generate external funding to support research projects. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 8
Ability to initiate, plan, implement and deliver programmes of research work to defined deadlines. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 9
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a research team. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 10
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 11
An understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of research content. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Experience with lasers or other systems requiring optical alignment. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Experience in analysing spectroscopy or imaging data. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 3
Experience in compressed sensing. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 4
Experience in automation and control of other spectroscopy or imaging equipment. (a, c)