Research Fellows - University of St Andrews

Research Fellow posts are available, each for one year in the first instance but renewable for a further year, working on a programme funded by Cancer Research UK / EPSRC / MRC, within the Biophotonics collaboration (see

The objective of this programme is to develop an optical approach, using Raman spectroscopy and its integration with other optical modalities (eg microfluidics, flow cytometry, fibre probes), for the early diagnosis of cancer in clinical samples, with the ultimate aim of generating novel laboratory and fibre-based devices that will improve cancer diagnosis.

This project will allow you to obtain experience with laser physics, spectroscopy and techniques in medicine, including the investigation of clinical samples. You will have a PhD in physics with a strong photonics component.

Informal enquiries (NOT full applications) to: Professor Kishan Dholakia,, tel: 01334 463184 or Professor Simon Herrington,, tel: 01382 496522.

Fixed Term: 1 year in the first instance with possibility of extension for a further year.

Ref No: SK1054

Closing Date: 24 October 2011

Further Particulars: SK1054FPs.doc

School of Medicine and School of Physics and Astronomy
£29,972 - £35,788 per annum
Start: as soon as possible
Fixed Term: 1 year in first instance with possibility of extension for a further year

Round Robin Experiment

Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.

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