University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The VISIONLAB, led by Dr Sarah Bohndiek, uses next-generation imaging sciences to advance our understanding of tumour evolution. We apply the latest multispectral imaging hardware, together with biophysical models and machine learning methods, to studies in both mouse models and patients.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the VISIONLAB, which is co-located in the Department of Physics and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute at the University of Cambridge. You will drive forward a multidisciplinary project advancing our understanding of optical wearable technologies. In particular, you will be responsible for pioneering new spectroscopy technologies that can be applied in a wearable setting to provide accurate quantification of haemoglobin and other relevant biomarkers.

The VISIONLAB is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and curiousity-driven individual with a PhD in a topic related to biomedical optics. Experience in human multispectral imaging, creation of dynamic blood phantom circuits, Monte Carlo modelling, and computational image reconstruction are essential. Practical knowledge of translational research in clinical trials and preclinical research in animal models are desirable. You should be able to demonstrate a strong track record of scientific publication and presentation at international research meetings, commensurate with their research experience. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the laboratory, excellent communication and team working skills are essential. Key responsibilities will include: development of a prototype wearable approach suitable for use in a phantom and clinical setting; advanced computational modelling and simulation; collection and analysis of experimental data; and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory.

For more information on the research of the laboratory, please see https:// www. Email [email protected] with informal enquiries or specific questions about the role.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Professor Sarah Bohndiek ([email protected]). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact PHY Rutherford HR [email protected].

Please quote reference KA41075 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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  • Department/Location

    Department of Physics, West Cambridge








    26 March 2024

    Closing date

    9 April 2024

    Job details


    Research Associate (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 09, 2024

    Job type



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