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New computational imaging techniques for ophthalmic imaging

School of Physics and Astronomy

, Applications accepted all year round Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

Recent years have witnessed a revolution in biophotonic imaging underpinned by new photonic technologies and computational imaging techniques. The aim of this PhD studentship is to develop a new computational-imaging ophthalmic technique that will bring a major advance on the fundamental principles used to record images of the retina. This will involve the joint design of novel optical-imaging techniques combined with new computer algorithms for generation of retinal images. The project will involve invention, numerical modelling, design, experimental optics and development of computer algorithms. It is envisaged that the new techniques will form the basis of future retinal imaging instruments to be manufactured by our commercial partner. Further details can be found at:

The student will work under the supervision of Prof Andy Harvey, within the Imaging Concepts Group of 15-20 researchers. We conduct internationally-leading research into the invention and application of new imaging techniques in the fields of retinal imaging, biomedical imaging and microscopy. The student will develop and apply technical skills in optical imaging science, algorithm development and soft skills in creativity and problem solving and working with extended teams of academics, industrialists and medical partners. The ideal candidate will have a 1st or 2i degree in a physical science, engineering or related subject and an enthusiasm for combining experimental research, mathematics and imaging science.

The position is for 3.5 years from, nominally, October 2020 within the Imaging Concepts Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. The project is co-funded by Quantic and Optos (a Nikon company), the global leader in ophthalmic imaging.

Applicants should email a CV with covering letter to Prof Andy Harvey at the address below as soon as possible. Your covering letter should explain your motivation and suitability for the position. Prospective applicants are also very welcome to email or telephone Prof Harvey to discuss further details of the position.

Funding Notes

Stipend and fees are provided at the current EPSRC rate; see View Website

Applicants should satisfy the EPSRC residence requirements. Normally, to be eligible for a full award a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (with some further constraint regarding residence for education). Further details are at View Website


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