Technical Services are recruiting for a Senior Experimental Officer (SEO) to support Prof Julian Moger in establishing and maintaining a state-of-the-art non-linear optical spectroscopy facility. This full-time role is intended to be a permanent post, subject to a review of the facility after the first two years, and is available immediately.
About the post
The EPSRC funded CONTRAST Facility (EP/S009957/1) is state-of-the-art user facility that aims to put non-linear optical spectroscopy techniques into the hands of the UK's leading Healthcare Technologies researchers. The UK has a rich and vibrant Raman spectroscopy community, which is at the forefront of developments showing that the technique holds the key to the next generation of enabling healthcare technologies. For many healthcare applications Raman scattering has the drawback of being too weak for real-time imaging. Coherent Raman scattering (CRS) exploits non-linear optics to enhance weak molecular vibrational signals and enables real-time imaging of tissues with chemical contrast on the cellular scale; a capability that holds the key to the next generation of diagnostic technologies and the development of targeted therapies.
We are looking for a scientist with recognized authority on the development and application of Coherent Raman Scattering to work with leading clinical scientists and spectroscopists to pioneer novel healthcare applications. This senior role offers the exciting opportunity to establish the UK's first CRS user facility and to become a leading authority in its application across a broad range of Healthcare related areas. Initially the SEO will lead the procurement of the new apparatus, and then develop and integrate the apparatus to produce working experiments that may be operated by both internal and external (to the university) users. The SEO will develop and implement procedures to manage user access, and provide assistance to users with their experiments.
It is our vision that facility will become a focus for the development of UK healthcare technologies based on non-linear spectroscopy and the SEO will play a pivotal role in creating a strong community of academic and industrial users and in promoting facility usage. It is expected that the SEO will have the status of a full collaborator in many of the projects, and will also pursue research projects of their own that maintain their status as a leading authority on the development and application of the experimental techniques used. They will thereby publish research in internationally leading journals, such that their research output may be included in future Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessments.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.
Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Julian Moger (telephone: +441392 724181, email: J.Moger@exeter.ac.uk).
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