Research Assistant (Optical Instrumentation)

Research Assistant (Optical Instrumentation)

Nanyang Technological University
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Job Description

Job Description :
The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Singapore Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore. Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from the emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities.
An intra-CREATE grant from the National Research Foundation (NRF) awarded jointly to NUS, the University of Bordeaux and NTU, aims to design and built the prototype of a high-throughput organelle screening microscope, based on a special form of a light sheet microscope, the SO-SPIM.
We invite applications for the position of Research Assistant to develop the optical/optomechanical system of the prototype.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work as part of an experienced optical imaging group currently consisting of an optical designer, software engineer, biophysicists, biochemists and physicist developing advanced optical microscopy hardware and software
  • Responsible for the optical and optomechanical system development including CAD design of the prototype’s optomechanical system, overseeing CAM-aided manufacturing, and assembling and aligning the optical and optomechanical system under the supervision of the team leader (PI) and in collaboration with the optical designer
  • Oversee the experimental evaluation of the prototype system
  • Provide progress report to team leader on a regular basis
  • Co-ordinate efforts and system integration with other project partners
  • Write reports on progress as and when required

Job Requirements:
  • A recognised BSc degree in science/physics/engineering or related field
  • Extensive experience in developing/building optical imaging systems/microscopes
  • Experience in advanced microscopy techniques (e.g., confocal, light sheet, etc)
  • Working knowledge of optical design software (e.g., Zemax, CODE V, etc) is important and CAD/CAM (e.g., Soliworks, Fusion 360 etc) is essential
  • Experience with prototyping optical systems is desirable
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills with good interpersonal skills

​We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.Hiring Institution: NTU

Job Details

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, established jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). Ranked amongst the world’s top universities by QS, NTU has also been named the world’s top young university for the past seven years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district. Under the NTU Smart Campus vision, the University harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources. For more information, visit About NIE About RSIS About LKCMedicine About NTUItive

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