Research Fellow in Bioimaging

University of Southampton
April 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:£34,980 to £42,978
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Contract Type:Fixed Term for 12 mo
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Research Fellow in Bioimaging Chemical Biology, Diagnostics & Therapeutics

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 Per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months Closing Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2562423EB-R

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic Research Assistant or Research Fellow to join the Molecular Biophotonics and Imaging group within the School of Chemistry and Institute for Life Sciences at the University of Southampton.

OrganVision is funded by European Union's FET Open Horizon-2020 grant in a consortium of researchers and companies from four different European countries. It aims to develop a technological platform for real-time visualizing and modelling of fundamental process in living organoids towards new insights into organ-specific health, disease, and recovery.

The research team at the University of Southampton is responsible for developing ‘OrganLab' for the OrganVision project and quantitative analysis to understand the mechanical property of the EHT tissue using different multimodal imaging techniques.

The postholder will be responsible for developing microscopic technology and/or image analysis pipelines and methods for ‘OrganVision project in collaboration with biologists, biophysicists and computer scientists in the lab at the University of Southampton. This work will be in close collaboration with the optics group at University of Barcelona (Spain), led by Prof Marti Duocastella and Computational Imaging team at Arctic University of Tromso (Norway), led by Prof Krishna Agarwal.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications in Physics, Bio-photonics (spectroscopy, optics, imaging) or optical engineering or image analysis related fields. He is expected to have a strong background for developing microscopic technologies or image analysis for biological, biomedical applications.

The main qualification and technical requirements that fellow should have been:

• Prior experience in optics or microscopy and imaging related areas.

• Prior experience in instrumentation, and electronics of microscopic technology or image analysis.

• Publication record illustrating first author high impact research publications in experimental research in top tier journals in the field of microscopy, physics, optics, photonics, and biophysics.

In additional the following skills and experience are desirable :

• Prior experience in bioimaging, live cell imaging or prior experience with analysis of medical images, microscopy images, or any biomedically relevant images

• Established track record of collaboration between two or more teams

• High motivation, enthusiasm, and independence

• Good written and verbal communication skills in English

• Creativity, ability to think outside the box, problem solving orientation are extremely desirable

• Experience in mentorship, leadership, multi-disciplinary research, and international collaborations are desirable,

This post is funded by FET-Open grant under European Union's Horizon-2020 , for the OrganVision project in a consortium of research labs from four different European countries (https: // The candidate should work in an open collaborating environment of The Molecular Bio-Photonics & Imaging Research Group, at the University of Southampton in collaboration with the research teams of Prof. Sumeet Mahajan and Dr. Dipanjan Bhattacharya. In addition, he should have a good collaborative mindset to collaborate with the other research groups of OrganVision Consortium (https: // www.

It is a full-time fixed term for 12 months initially and potentially extendable. The work pattern for this position is flexible. It is based in the Institute for Life Sciences on the Highfield campus at the University of Southampton. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr. Dipanjan Bhattacharya ( [email protected] ).

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality. The University recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. Both the University of Southampton and Chemistry are proud to hold Athena Swan Silver Awards.

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    Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


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