Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Innovative Training Network (ITN) “NExt generation of Tunable LASers for optical coherence tomography”

Location:                        UK, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Ireland

Grade:                            Marie Curie      

Post Type:                     Full Time

Contract Type:              Fixed Term – 36 Months

We are recruiting 15 PhD Studentships, to be trained on innovative solutions for fast and wide tuning bandwidth swept lasers for optical coherence tomography (OCT), as well as their applications on ophthalmology, ENT and non destructive testing. 

The training is directed by Professor Adrian Podoleanu at the University of Kent, with support in the UK from the associated partners UCL-Institute of Ophthalmology and Northwick Park Hospital. Other partners in Europe are University of Darmstadt, University of Luebeck, University of Tampere, Technical University of Denmark, Superlum Ireland, Innolume Germany, NKT Denmark and associated partners OCTLight, Denmark, Optores Germany and Research Centre for Nondestructive Testing (RECENDT) in Linz.

Support will be awarded for a period of 36 months with a start date anytime between 1st February 2020 and 31 January 2021, at one of the beneficiaries and one of the associated partners in the ITN. Applications are continuous throughout this period.

The PhDs are supported by the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network scheme, 860807, EU funded.

Supervision will be provided in an European setting where specialized and complementary training will be provided at the training sites as well as during network events. 

As Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher you will:

  • Devise and assemble innovative optical configurations to achieve the goals and milestones as described in the research programme
  • Interact with the supervisors at University of Kent and at the seconding partners in the ITN;
  • Attend courses and workshops recommended by the supervisors;

To be successful you will:

  • at the time of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of your research careers and must not have resided or carried out you main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country recruiting you for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to appointment
  • have a good background in theoretical and experimental optics or electrical/biomedical engineering and expected to have graduated in Physics (Optics) or Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Biomedical Engineering
  • be highly imaginative and self-motivated individuals with expertise in either lasers, cameras, fibre optics, digital signal processing, clean room technology
  • have prior experience of essential lab software such as LabView or C++ and skills in interfacing I/O boards.

If interested, write to Professor Adrian Podoleanu at the University of Kent, in first instance.