Research Fellow in Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7087063 (Ref.No. EPSEE1053)
Posted: October 13, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in terahertz imaging?

 We seek a post-doctoral Research Fellow to join a new large, collaborative, £8M EPSRC-funded project “Terabotics”, focussing on the development of new terahertz sensing and imaging systems to enable applications in surgical robotics including colonoscopy. 

 The successful candidate will develop time-domain techniques for terahertz (THz) imaging, including the build and use of THz time domain endoscopes, ultimately to be used for detection of cancerous tissue in a medical robotics environment.   

 You will join the world-leading terahertz and robotics groups at the University of Leeds, with state-of-the-art experimental facilities, and will collaborate with other members of the consortium including in the Universities of Warwick and Exeter.

 You will have a strong background in the development of and/or use of terahertz (THz) spectroscopy or imaging systems, applying this to develop novel methods for THz endoscopy. You will make use of our proprietary THz photoconductive on-chip sensors and use a new asynchronous optical laser (ASOPS) system for their measurement. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive approach to problem solving, and be comfortable interacting day-to-day with academics of all career stages across several institutions. The imaging / endoscopy system development will be conducted in collaboration with Professor Pietro Valdastri at the University of Leeds and Professor Emma Macpherson at the University of Warwick, as well as others in the consortium.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor John Cunningham


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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions an appointment will not be made above £38,587 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years (grant funding))
Release Date:  Tuesday 12 October 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 09 November 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSEE1053

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