Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Optics
Department of Chemistry, Kavli Institue for NanoScience Discovery, New
Biochemistry Building, Oxford, OX1 3QU
Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental
Optics to work under the supervision of Professor Philipp Kukura for a period
of 2 years in the first instance. The project is part of a wider programme of
work to develop and implement the advances needed to realise the potential of
mass photometry as a transformative technology for molecular biophysics, drug
discovery and diagnostics. The project aims at both significantly improving
existing experimental approaches to mass photometry, and developing completely
new approaches by transforming the associated optical platform.
Find out more about the Kukura Group and their research at:
Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, Engineering or a related area or be
close to completion, prior to taking up your appointment. The research
requires experience with the design, construction and interfacing of complex
optical experimental setups, ideally in the broader field of optical
microscopy. You will be encouraged to develop high levels of independence in
your academic research and administrative activities, as well as contributing
to a number of additional projects ongoing in the research group that are of
relevance to your project.
Duties include managing own academic research and administrative activities.
This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects
of work to meet deadlines and testing hypotheses and analyse scientific data
from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as
The post will be based in the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, New
Biochemistry Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU and is available
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 17 December 2021.
Interviews will be held remotely as soon as possible thereafter, or in person
when that is feasible.
The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of
Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from
women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in
Chemistry research posts in Oxford.
Contact Person : Recruitment Vacancy ID : 154672
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 17-Dec-2021 12:00
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org