1.1. The Group:

Could you contribute to designing, building, or deploying a state-of-the-art medical microscope/optical imaging instrument? Come join a team of engineers and scientists working in collaboration with biologists, medical researchers and clinicians on the application of light for measurement and diagnosis in living systems. The appointees will play key roles in the invention, engineering, and deployment of imaging instruments based on optics and photonics technology platforms in optical coherence tomography, fluorescence imaging, optical micro-elastography, our award-winning Microscope-in-a-Needle, and its next-gen baby sister, the Nanoscope-in-Needle. Imaging systems are currently being developed for cell biology, animal model assessment, cancer detection, burn scar assessment and human airway physiology and injury assessment.

Our projects are about inventing, understanding, engineering, and operating complete systems, from new modes of imaging, to tissue optical properties, to optical and mechanical instrument design, to electronics, signal processing and real-time software generating big data, to working with medical researchers and biologists to understand the data.

The University of Western Australia is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities (ranked 87th in the world). The University occupies a picturesque setting by the Swan River five minutes from downtown Perth and ten minutes from Perth’s famous beaches. Perth is located on Australia’s south-west coast and enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and short mild winters and is renowned for its relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

For more information about the group and employment opportunities: see http://www.obel.ee.uwa.edu.au or email Prof. David Sampson david.sampson@uwa.edu.au.