Current Vacancies


1. PhD Studentship in Raman and Fluorescence Signals for Clinical Optical Imaging

  • Role

    PhD student

  • Project title

    Raman and Fluorescence Signals for Clinical Optical Imaging

  • Location

    School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

  • Line Managers

    Dr Neil Finlayson; Prof Robert Henderson

  • Minimum qualification

    Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree.

  • Contract

    36 months (fixed term)

  • Salary

    Tuition fees + stipend available for Home students and EU students who have been resident in the UK for 3+ years.

  • Application deadline

    31st August 2019

Project description:

The optical sensing and imaging platform being developed by Proteus can provide ground-breaking dynamic sensing of pathological events in the distal lung of patients at the molecular level, which leads to significant healthcare improvement through rapid diagnosis, patient stratification and personalised drug therapy. The platform consists of both optical fibre-bundle and bench-top microscopy imaging systems, and time-resolved fluorescence/Raman spectroscopy systems.

As part of the University of Edinburgh’s commitment to the newly funded phase of this Proteus project we are looking to recruit a high-calibre postgraduate student to join this world-class team. In particular we are seeking engineering students with strong optical/biomedical qualifications and skills to explore the development of Raman and fluorescence lifetime imaging systems, time-correlated single photon counting sensors and signal processing techniques to address a range of disease-specific molecular signatures.  An interest in software, chemical biology and bio-photonics would be an advantage and experience in multidisciplinary research would also be beneficial.

The students will be supervised by Prof. Robert Henderson and Dr. Neil Finlayson.

Closing date: 31st August 2019 or until position filled

Application Procedure:

Visit the page on and send an email: Raman and Fluorescence Signals for Clinical Optical Imaging