Friday, 5 August 2016

Postdoc position in UCL Optical Tweezer Group

The Optical Tweezers group at UCL ( is looking to recruit a postdoctoral research associate to work on the British Council-funded project “Manipulation and Destruction of Cancer Cells Using Cavitation Bubbles by Optical and Acoustic Tweezers”. 

The aim of the project is to use optical and acoustic techniques to manipulate microscopic bubbles in the vicinity of cancer cells, with the goal of destroying them either by enhancement of drug uptake, or by physical disruption of the cell membrane.

The project will involve several research visits to our collaborators Dr Burcin Unlu (Bogazici University, Istanbul) and Dr Giovanni Volpe (Bilkent University, Ankara). 

This position is funded for 18 months in the first instance.

The successful candidate should have (or be about to obtain) and PhD in Physics or Medical Physics, and expertise in experimental optics and/or acoustics (including photoacoustics).

Please contact Dr Phil Jones for further detail, or see to apply.

The closing date for applications is 26 August 2016.