Job offer in Ireland Postdoctoral Researcher – Confocal Raman Spectroscopy and Digital Holographic Microscopy at Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth

3 Year Contract

Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:  

The Department of Electronic Engineering was established by the University in the summer of 1999, as part of the University’s response to the increasing need in the Irish and international economies for high-calibre engineering graduates and industrially relevant research output. The Department’s priority has been to establish first-rate teaching and research activities, while continuing to innovate in programme offerings, programme structure and delivery methods in support of the remit of industrial relevance. The Department currently offers undergraduate BE degrees in Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering with Communications and Electronic Engineering with Computers. We also offer ME degrees in Electronic Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems, which is available for study full-time or part-time, on-campus or by distance over the internet.

The Department of Electronic Engineering has a vibrant research activity with approximately 30 PhD students working in the areas of electronic systems, wireless communication, biomedical engineering, Dynamical Systems, Distributed Interactive Systems, and Ocean Energy. The Department continues to be very successful in attracting research funding from national and international agencies as well as from industrial partners. The Department currently comprises 8 academic staff, 3 technical staff and two administrators. It is based in a pleasant, modern building on the North Campus.

The Role

Maynooth University has a vacancy for a three-year postdoctoral position for a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.

Light is playing an increasing role in medicine and recent advances in optical spectroscopy offer the possibility to detect cancer cells earlier, thereby improving patient outcome. The present project sits at the interface between opto-electronics, Raman micro-spectroscopy, 3D microscopy, and medicine and aims at combining the latest advances of each field in order to develop and validate a novel and less invasive diagnostic tool for the early detection of bladder and prostate cancer, as well as other related diseases.

The candidate will be in charge of designing, implementing, and validating the optical platform that for analysing cell line models as well as patient samples. He/she will benefit from a multidisciplinary environment offered by the hosting groups, strengthened by a close collaboration with a local hospital. The team includes experts on multivariate statistics, opto-electronics, biology, and medicine.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies