Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Computational Microscopy

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to develop the next generation of light-sheet microscopes for biomedical imaging. The successful candidate will be involved in all steps of the process, from design to implementation and application. The central aim of this research is to overcome the imaging depth limit in biological microscopy. Inhomogeneities within biological samples affect the path of the light entering and exiting the specimen of interest, thus preventing a sharp, high resolution, image. The project will involve the implementation of new microscope systems that fuse computational imaging and adaptive optics in microscopy, as well as the further development of existing systems with a range of modalities such as light-sheet microscopy, structured illumination, phase contrast, and confocal microscopy. Testing and application to developmental biology will be in collaboration with our School of Life Sciences.

This position is available immediately for 2 years with the potential of extension. As it is funded as part of the Renewal of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, candidates are eligible to apply for a Global Talent visa. If you like to hear more about this position, do not hesitate to get in touch: Tom Vettenburg <>.

Apply here:, click on Search for a job (external candidates only). Search for “Computational Microscopy” and locate “Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Computational Microscopy” (UOD951). Apply using the button in the top-right corner. Click here to go straight to the application form!