Research Fellows in Optical Manipulation and Imaging

Research Fellows in Optical Manipulation and Imaging

School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews

Salary: £30,424 - £36,298 per annum,
Fixed term: 1 year,
Start: As soon as possible


Up to three postdoctoral positions are available in the Schools of Physics & Astronomy at the University of St Andrews. Each post is for one year in the first instance. The posts are as follows:
(i) Optical trapping and manipulation of multiple particles in vacuum
(ii) Novel forms of optical microscopy for biomedicine using dynamic diffractive optical elements
(iii) The use of disordered materials for spectral analysis

The projects will require the candidate to have both a strong optics knowledge/physics background and a good computational/programming background.

Informal enquiries (NOT full applications) may be addressed to: Professor Kishan Dholakia, School of Physics and Astronomy, tel: 01334 463184, email or Dr Michael Mazilu, School of Physics and Astronomy, tel 01334 463210, email

Ref No: ML1378

Closing Date: 20 September 2013

Further Particulars ML1378AR FPs.doc

School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £30,424 - £36,298 per annum
Fixed term: 1 year
Start: As soon as possible

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