PhD Studentship Interface optics to combine therapeutic beams with diagnosing beams for eye surgery

University of Kent – Applied Optics Group, School of Physical Sciences, Canterbury, Kent, UK, Ophthalmology Department, East Kent Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Canterbury, Kent, UK

A PhD position for 36 months starting from 1st Oct. 2013 is available within the Applied Optics Group, School of Physical Sciences. This is supported by KentHealth initiative and will tackle a multiple beam optics interface for microscopy of the eye.

The applicant must have a good background in theoretical and experimental optics and expected to have graduated in Physics (Optics) or Electrical and Electronic Engineering. We are looking for highly imaginative and self-motivated individuals with expertise in cameras, fibre optics, digital signal processing. Prior experience of LabView or C++ and skills in interfacing I/O boards are essential. The applicant will be paid a stipend at the EPSRC rate per year, reviewed in October of each year.

The Applied Optics Group, where the student will be based, has recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility and is incorporated into the Photonics Centre, as part of a University-wide initiative to co-locate all Optics research under one roof. More on the research in OCT can be found at:

The School of Physical Sciences is situated in a newly refurbished science laboratory on the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent, one of the top universities in the South-East. The campus is set in 300 acres of parkland in Canterbury, just 1.5 hours by train south-east from London, 10 minutes from the coast and 2 hours away by high speed train from Paris and Brussels. Kent, known as the “Garden of England”, is a county dotted with charming old manor houses, castles, cathedrals, and medieval streets whilst Canterbury, a bustling and cosmopolitan city, offers a range of entertainments with theatres, cinemas and nightclubs.

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To apply: Send a full CV with description of your skills in Optics and digital signal processing by e-mail to Prof A. Podoleanu, School of Physical Sciences, Ingram, University of Kent, CT2 7NH, UK, till 1st March. 2013, at [email protected] via the Apply button below.

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